Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum to host Family Free Day on June 18

Posted: Monday, 13 June 2016

MONTGOMERY -The Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University Montgomery will present its second Family Free Day event of the summer on Saturday, June 18.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature free tours of the museum, an art class, storytelling by A. Faye Boykin and voter registration. The Savanna Café also will be offering samples of African and Caribbean foods from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the replica 1955 Montgomery City bus will be on hand for viewing.

Boykin, a best-selling author, speaker and glove designer, will be telling the story of abolitionist Sojourner Truth, as well as the history of the Juneteenth celebration. Performances will be held at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon.

Born in Brewton, Boykin is an honor graduate of Tuskegee University with a degree in social work. She is the author of the bestseller "No Testimony without a Test," and has published three other books - "Been through the Fire but Didn't Get Burned," "In Due Season - They that Wait - Don't Wait to Late," and "Gold on Your Fingertips! Stop Sittin' on Your Assets."

Boykin received the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Council's 2003 Sojourner Truth Award and is a two-time recipient of the Key to the City of Birmingham.

For more information about Family Free Days, call 334-241-8701