Non-music arts & education event programming by the Long Beach Central Area Association remained basically unchanged after the formation of MusicUNTOLD as event production arm of the LBCAA in 2007. All non-music events are FREE. Here are a few samples.
LBCAA presented A LEGACY OF STYLE: Works by Paul R. Williams, Architect (a lecture and slide presentation by Karen Hudson (granddaughter and author of the book) March 27, 2004 at Pacific Coast Campus of Long Beach City College. The program was a look at the remarkable body of work (including historical structures at the former L.B. Naval Station and homes in Park Estates and Virginia Country Club) by California’s first licensed black architect. Financial assistance was provided by the Port of Long Beach. This program led to the development of a DVD documentary titled PAUL REVERE WILLIAMS: A LEGEND IN ARCHITECTURE produced by Dave Kelly at CSULB and funded by a grant from the Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association. I served as consultant to the production.
LBCAA/MusicUNTOLD sponsored 2008 African American History Month exhibit of Ron Wilkins “Journey to Black Mexico: A Photographic Discourse” at 2nd City Council Gallery. The exhibit presented images of Black slave descendants who mixed with indigenous and Spanish. Professor Ron Wilkins conducted a youth workshop titled “Developing and Sustaining Mutually-Supportive Relationships between Black and Brown Students”. The exhibit was intended to give a broader appreciation of the relationship of Latinos and Blacks and the depth of their shared heritage and history.
LBCAA/MusicUNTOLD Brown Babies: The Mischlingskinder Story followed by Q&A with Brown Baby Saturday, October 26, 2013, Cultural Alliance of Long Beach. Brown Babies: The Mischlingskinder Story reveals a chapter of history few know about. The film presents an era when children born to German women and African-American soldiers were unwanted, ignored and forgotten. Winner of the Best Documentary award at the 2011 American Black Film Festival, Brown Babies: The Mischlingskinder Story is a must-see, documentary that poignantly chronicles the lives of the biracial, bicultural children of African American GIs and German women. These children, placed in orphanages, were left to live without the support of their parents and their countries, Germany and the United States.