To begin #BlackHistoryMonth, we want to introduce you to Ted Ellis, a man who has dedicated his life to documenting more than 400 years of African American culture and heritage through his artwork. He is an award-winning artist who calls himself a creative historian whose sole purpose is to educate through art. His work has been on display all over the US, including Washington, DC and Austin. He is also known for his community work, especially advancing arts in children's education.
Galveston is fortunate to have his artwork on display year-round at the Nia Cultural Center, located at 2217 Strand. Stop by the gallery in February or whenever you're on the island to see history through art. Let's celebrate and recognize Black History not only in February, but year-round.