During the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, rolling out honored several Black artists who have made an impact with the “Learn It Live” brunch. Held at the historic Capital Hilton, the event featured exclusive art and engaging conversations.
Andrea Richardson, director of multicultural and diversity marketing at Hilton Worldwide shared her thoughts on the event. “Today it is my pleasure to talk about why it’s so important for us to celebrate the stories of African American people,” Richardson said. “In our community, it’s important that we work to preserve, capture and engage others to understand our history as well as our present.”
Richardson and Hilton Worldwide have made it a point to highlight the legacy of Black Americans and culture.
“Hilton Worldwide has a program called ‘Celebrating Your Stories,’ ” Richardson said. “All this is making a lot of sense for us to honor artists throughout our country that are really focused on preserving that history.”
With “Learn It Live” taking place during the same weekend of the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, it was the perfect blend of culture and art.
“It has been a very big week for Washington, D.C.,” Richardson said. “With the monumental opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a lot of people came to this city and we wanted to spend some time and take a moment to discuss what art means as it relates to our history. It’s really important to take the time to honor African Americans who have contributed to that.”