Monday, October 20, 2008

CAAM Honors Muhammad Ali, Howard Bingham, & KJLH

How do you know when you're in the presence of greatness? Here's a few clues: first, without request people stand and eagerly applaud when it enters the room; secondly, no matter where you go in the world, the story of how this greatness came to be is an inspiration to everyone regardless of race, religion, or creed; and third, it's contribution to the world can not be measured soley by scientific data, but also by barometers of the heart.

Saturday, October 18, I stood in the presence of greatness as the California African American Museum honored the legendary Muhammad Ali, famed photographer, Howard Bingham, and long time community-favorite radio station KJLH at it's annual black-tie gala and fundraiser, "An Artful Evening At CAAM." Watch the video for highlights from the event.

Visit for more information on museum events and how to give your support. Currently, "A Moment in Time: Bingham's Black Panthers", Dewey Crumpler's "Of Tulips and Shadows", and "Black Chrome" are all on exhibit.

Learn more about the self-taught photographer, Howard Bingham, in this recent interview with National Public Radio. And see even more of Bingham's outstanding photography and Ali collection through his books.

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