This Week on American Black Journal: 

Collection of Horace Sheffield, Jr.’s Archives Coming to Wayne State University, WCCCD

In celebration of Black History Month, host Stephen Henderson explores the legacy of Horace Sheffield, Jr., a trailblazer in the African American labor union movement. Stephen talks with the late Sheffield’s son, Rev. Horace Sheffield III, about the influence and impact his father had on the trade unions during the civil rights movement. Plus, Sheffield III talks about upcoming plans to house thousands of items from his father’s archives in a massive collection at Wayne State University and Wayne County Community College District.

2022 Kresge Eminent Artist Award Presented to Olayami Dabls 

Each year for the past 14 years, Kresge Arts in Detroit, a local program under The Kresge Foundation, has recognized a local artist with the Eminent Artist award for their artistic works and community engagement. American Black Journal Producer Marcus Green sat down with Kresge Detroit’s 2022 Eminent Artist Olayami Dabls at his MBAD African Bead Museum on Detroit’s west side for a conversation about what influences his unique style of art.

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As a visual storyteller and muralist, Dabls has received the annual award for the artwork he’s created in the city as well as the contributions, growth and vibrancy he’s brought back to the Grand River Avenue and Grand Boulevard intersection, where his museum sits.

Northwest Detroit Development Named After Artist Tylonn Sawyer 

One Detroit Associate Producer Will glover sits down with Detroit-based contemporary artist and educator Tylonn Sawyer to discuss the importance of depicting contemporary messages in his artwork. Sawyer also offers advice to aspiring artists on the work ethic needed to succeed in a creative space.



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