Where Art and History Intersect


We want to invite you to join our community on October 25th at 6:00 pm for a no cost event at the Jimmie Cannon Theater.  Be prepared for an inspiring evening with former Xerox Vice President, Bernard Kinsey. You are invited to learn how The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection brings new understanding to the untold story of many of our country’s citizens.  Learn more about The Kinsey Collection, an exhibit amassed by Bernard and Shirley Kinsey containing authentic artifacts, documents, books, letters, manuscripts, and photographs documenting the African American experience from 1595 to modern day. This collection is a labor of love for the Kinsey family, and they want to share its story of connection to American History and art with our community. 

Please encourage folks to attend…they will not be disappointed. It would be appropriate for parents, community members, and mature students.  Here is some information on them and their work:

Following the evening of inspiration, join us on October 26th at the Barbara Worth Country Club for a morning of learning with our Imperial County Superintendents, district and site leaders, principals, teachers, and counselors.  We will learn how The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection can bring new understanding to the issues of equity and access facing our students and open up a history that is untold in textbooks, often referred to as a “Myth of Absence”.  The event will run from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch and the Kinsey Collection Book.  Those who wish to sign up for the October 26th learning session can sign up on




Dorene A. Johnson
Senior Director of Curriculum


  1398 Sperber Road
  El Centro, CA 92243
  760-312-6556 phone


Added on Monday, October 17, 2016 - 11:06