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MLK Jr.'s Barber Brings The Shop To The Museum In "Fades And Fellowship"

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Mickey Welsh
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Tomorrow, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture will be hosting Fades and Fellowship. The space has been re-imagined to look like a traditional African-American barbershop where twelve barbers, including Dr. Martin Luther King's barber Nelson Malden, will share the stories and insights they've gleaned from their years working in barbershops.

A longtime staple of the black community, barbershops are places where black men come together to discuss and debate complex issues from racism to relationships.  

Mr. Malden joins Tom in-studio along with Fades and Fellowship co-creator, Darius Wilmore. Darius is the co-creator and creative director of Taharka Brothers Ice Cream. Taharka is releasing a new flavor, "Fly, Fly, Blackbird" in celebration of the event. 

Fades and Fellowship will be held on July 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m at The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture.  To RSVP for the event, click here

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