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JUNE 2022

June 2, 7:00 p.m.

A Virtual Conversation

with Author & Journalist A’Lelia Bundles with Brenda Simmons, Executive Director,
Southampton African American Museum
Join us for an intimate chat with A’Lelia Bundles, award-winning journalist and author of the biography, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker, her great-great grandmother. This nonfiction work was the inspiration behind the Netflix series, Self Made, starring Octavia Spencer. Ms. Bundles will discuss her career and the research she has done on the amazing women in her family. As part of the celebration of the Juneteenth holiday, Ms. Bundles will be the Keynote speaker at the Southampton African American Museum on Friday, June 17.

June 17-18

Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Friday, June 17

Dwayne Kerr - Flute Performance
Performance before Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker - A’Lelia Bundles
As part of the celebration of the Juneteenth holiday, A’Lelia Ms. Bundles will be the Keynote Speaker at the Southampton African American Museum on Friday, June 17.

A’Lelia Bundles is an award-winning journalist and author of the biography On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker, her great-great grandmother. A New York Times Notable book, it was the inspiration for the four-part Netflix series Self-Made, starring Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer.

Ms. Bundles will discuss her career and the research she has done on several generations of the extraordinary women in her family.

She is currently working on her fifth book, The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance, about her great-grandmother, whose parties, arts patronage and travels helped define the Harlem Renaissance.

Saturday, June 18

BBQ Vendor-caterers: “Heart and Soul”
Pre-packaged Juneteenth BBQ Meal ($15)

JULY 2022

July 16 to September 10

My Love of Our Community

Solo Exhibition/Artist John Pinderhughes

July 16th VIP Opening Reception
Open to public July 17th
July 16
VIP Opening Reception
Open to public starting July 17th

New York-based photographer John Pinderhughes has combined careers in advertising and fine art photography. His commercial work includes advertising campaigns for major corporations while his fine art has developed quite separately. Pinderhughes is known for expansive landscapes and pictures that explore the relationship between people and their environment, traditions, and points of view. Although he describes himself as “primarily self-taught,” his photographs display a deep understanding of light, shape, and form. His work has been exhibited at many galleries, including New York City’s Museum of Modern Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem, and has appeared in several books, including Barbara Millstein’s Committed to the Image: Contemporary Black Photographers (2001). He has published several books of his own, including cookbooks and children’s books.
John Pinderhughes was born on January 28, 1946, in Washington, D.C. He was raised in Alabama and New Jersey, where he attended Montclair High School before going on to Howard University to major in marketing. Though he attended from 1964 to 1968, Pinderhughes did not complete his degree, dropping out in his senior year to take up photography. He later attended the WNET Film and Television Training School in 1971 and 1972.

July 22

The Inventor

Free Film Screening in Collaboration with the Southampton Arts Center

Film Directors and Producers: Philip Musey and Producer Cabrel Clements

Garrett A. Morgan was a Cleveland-based, African American inventor who most notably created the three-signal traffic light and the precursor to the modern gas mask. Set in 1916, this short film explores the business dilemma Garrett faced after he and his brother Frank used an invention of Garrett’s own making to rescue miners trapped in an underground inferno… and then were left out of the story entirely.

About the Filmmakers

Philip Musey is a writer, director, and producer with a passion for stories about entrepreneurship, identity, technology, and coming of age in the 21st century. He loves writing and consuming stories that flip the script on conventional wisdom. Musey earned his Bachelor’s in Economics and Government from Harvard University.

Cabral Clements is an Atlanta-based producer, passionate about finding and motivating uniquely creative people to tell uniquely creative stories. Clements earned his Bachelor’s in Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media Studies degree from Morehouse College.

Location: 23 Jobs Lane Southampton, NY

The Inventor

Funded by the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning

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