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The traveling exhibit “Inauguration of Hope,” will be on display at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center through June 29th. Created by sculptor and historian Ed Dwight and commissioned by Doug Morton & Marilyn Brown of Denver, CO, this exhibit features a life size memorial depicting the historic inauguration of the first African American President.

The bronze sculpture features President Obama along with the First Lady, the First Daughters and Chief Justice John Roberts as he administers the Oath of Office swearing in Mr. Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. The exhibit is free and open to all ages. Click here to view museum hours and special events. 

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Also taking place at Mosaic Templars is the exhibit, “40 Years of Fortitude” celebrating the participation of African Americans in the Modern Arkansas General Assembly.

According to Mosaic Templars, “this year, 2013,marks the 40thanniversary of the first three African American legislators to be sworn into the General Assembly in the modern era. These men—Jerry Jewell, Henry Wilkins III, William Townsend, and Richard Mays—all paved the way for the formation of the Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus, which has allowed African Americans and other minorities in the state to have a voice in our government.”

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Meredith is the online editor of the Savvy Blog. She lives in Little Rock with her twin sons, dogs, cats, and husband.
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