In celebration of Black History Month, Macy’s honored key influencers in the Black community from a variety of fields, including television, journalism, art and music. On the tour’s Atlanta stop, Macy’s tapped actress Jurnee Smollet-Bell to lead an intimate panel discussion. She was joined by film and stage actor Taye Diggs; NAACP Image Award-winning artist and illustrator Shane Evans; and acclaimed author and chef, G. Garvin at the retailer’s Lenox Square Mall location on Feb. 12.
Following the in-depth conversation, Macy’s hosted an exclusive meet and greet opportunity with Smollet-Bell and the other panelists. Fans also took home an exclusive Underground T-shirt and were given a sneak peek at the starlet’s new scripted series. In addition, customers who made a purchase of $75 or more during the event had the chance to receive Taye Diggs first installment of his children’s book series, Chocolate Me and have their copy signed.
Macy’s aims to spotlight a diverse group of up-and-coming artists and taste-makers who have made a difference in the community.
“To have the chance to work with Macy’s for Black History Month and pay respect to so many amazing pioneers who paved the for me to pursue my dream is awesome. It is so exciting to be able to meet people from all across the country,” said Smollet-Bell. She has not only had the pleasure of dropping by her home state of Georgia, but has also visited Macy’s in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Florida and Washington, D.C.
Smollet-Bell will be at Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco on Feb. 17, and will close out the eight-city tour at Macy’s Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles on Feb. 18.