WASHINGTON, D.C. — Buick hosted eight African American journalists on a historic road trip in the 2017 Buick LaCrosse, where they drove from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. for an exclusive tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). In their 2017 Buick LaCrosse, journalists made stops at several historic African American points of interest along the way, including the Marian Andersen House, The African American Museum of Philadelphia and Mother Bethel A.M.E.
Following the driving tour, the group was welcomed by award-winning journalist and producer Ed Gordon of Bounce TV for an evening conversation discussing ‘The Journey Through the African American Experience.’ Journalists reflected on the emotional experience during the intimate dinner and conversation, moderated by Ed Gordon and hosted by Buick. Together, these journalists and thought-leaders applied their experience to what it means to be an African American in today’s world and looking ahead to the near future.
“When I left the museum, I felt taller. I felt stronger. I felt resilient. So, when I leave to go back, I’m going back stronger and more courageous,” said Emil Wilbekin of World of Wilbekin.
“This trip in the Buick to Philly was amazing. After my father’s work in the Civil Rights Movement, he moved to Philadelphia to work with friends on other issues. So for me, it was very emotional to feel like I was traveling in his footsteps,” said Susan Wright of SoulBounce.
Attendees included: Emil Wilbekin of World of Wilbekin; Susan Wright and Kim Hines of SoulBounce; Ester Davis of The Dallas Post Tribune; Brian Jackson of NY Magazine; Rushawn Walters of The Hilltop; Cheryl Smith of The Texas Metro News; and Jarrett Hill of NBC BLK/The Hollywood Reporter.
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