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  • ANTHONY ANDERSON RETURNS AS HOST FOR “NIGHT IN WHITE” TO BENEFIT THE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HIST

    ANTHONY ANDERSON RETURNS AS HOST FOR “NIGHT IN WHITE” TO
    BENEFIT THE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, NANTUCKET
    Night in White Unites Both Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard on July 1, 2021

    NANTUCKET, MA – April 28, 2021 – The Museum of African American History (Museum) announced that they will be hosting their signature event, Night in White, on July 1. The event’s theme, where cinema meets history & culture, will feature the star of ABC’s hit TV Show, “black-ish,”—Anthony Anderson as Host. Approximately 500+ guests are expected to attend the LIVE broadcast event streamed to multiple intimate settings to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. The event pioneers the way the Museum engages and educates the public uniting both islands. With this initiative, the Museum shows how African Americans have shaped American life through TV and film.

    Pre-COVID-19, the Museum hosted its inaugural event with Anthony Anderson as its featured speaker. The event and Anderson were such a hit, Nantucket demanded his return. This year, the two-hour event will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2021, to raise dollars for their Nantucket site. The Museum is dedicated to telling Nantucket’s abolitionist history—this is America’s Story. “Night in White celebrates African American history through the medium of TV and film,” said Leon Wilson, President & CEO of the Museum of African American History. “We will share powerful stories, which are not only great entertainment but are important cultural markers. It will be exciting to celebrate diversity with each island.”

    The event promises to be a fun-filled, interactive, and learning experience with a 360-degree LIVE virtual event. The event will feature Chat Rooms where house parties can connect with others, music from our special guest DJ, and a Live Auction. Guests will enjoy a gourmet meal by PPX Events and XXX along with fine wines by Josh Wine Cellars, along with our curated “Party in a Box” delivered to your door on Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard. We may crash your House Party with a camera crew to feature your viewing party LIVE from your home to others. Event concept and design by AJ Williams, Event Producer, AJ Events.

    Anthony Anderson is the star and executive producer of ABC's Emmy-nominated and multi-award-winning sitcom “black-ish” and Golden Globe-nominated actor. Anthony also holds the record for the most wins in the NAACP Image Award category of Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series with six wins. In December 2018, Anderson received the Living Legend Award from the Museum of African American History, Boston.

    Night in White guests are encouraged to dress in their fashionably white attire for an evening of unmatched sophistication. Tickets begin at $500 per couple, and House party packages are available at eventcreate.com/e/museumack. For more information about the event, contact the Event Producer, AJ Williams, at AJ Events 508-825-2233 / 617-510-8004 or aj@ajwevents.com.

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    About the Museum of African American History
    The Museum of African American History is a not-for-profit history institution that began its first exhibitions and
    public gatherings in 1963. In Boston and Nantucket, the Museum has preserved four historic sites and two Black
    Heritage Trails® that tell the story of organized black communities from the Colonial Period through the 19th
    century. The Museum of African American History inspires all generations to embrace and interpret the authentic
    stories of New Englanders of African descent and those who found common cause with them in their quest for
    freedom and justice. Through its historic buildings, collections, and programs, the Museum expands cultural
    understanding and promotes dignity and respect for all. Visit www.maah.org, follow @MAAH on Twitter,
    Facebook and Instagram—or call 617-725-0022 for more information.
    Photo credits: Binita Patel Photographer

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