Four-City TourÂ to beginÂ On February 9th
Mount Vernon, NY (BlackNews.com) — American Legacy, the magazine of African-American history and culture announced today that Kroger and Pepsico are sponsoring its “Know your History” mobile truck tour in 4 U.S. cities beginning February 9th through February 19th.
The mobile truck is a traveling museum filled with photos, stories and interactive learning stations that celebrate the African-American experience “We’re excited to have Kroger and PepsiCo join us in this celebration of African American history and culture. As we present this educational event in each city, our mission of providing important information on our past is achieved.”
The 18-wheel trailer transformed into a black history museum will take visitors on a historical journey in black history through the pages of American Legacy Magazine.
The “Know Your History” tour, sponsored by Kroger & Pepsico will include: an exhibit of the magazines covers highlighting the depth and magnitude of African-American history and culture; “Always In Our Sight: The Fight For Civil Rights” an exhibit of artifacts and memorabilia from slavery to civil right from the collection of Gene Peters; exhibit featuring the Buffalo Soldiers, and an exhibit from American Airlines: Black History in Aviation.
“This is another giant step in the history of American Legacy Magazine where we move closer to our mission of teaching our history and helping to restore pride and self-esteem to those in and outside of our community, specifically our young people, who do not know their history,” said Reynolds. “This unique experience will be just another approach to help them feel good about where they’ve been and give them hope on what they can achieve.”
American Legacy’s “Know Your History” Mobile Tour cities and dates are as follows: February 9: The Kroger Co. 1014 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH; February 12: Kroger 1234 Finley, Memphis, TN; February 15: Kroger 3425 Cascade Road, Atlanta, GA; February 19 Kroger 8920 W. 8 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI. American Legacy’s “Know Your History “Mobile tour will be open to the public from 10:00AM-4:00PM.
American Legacy magazine is distributed nationwide to over 2.25 million readers through black churches, educational and cultural institutions. Also available on newsstands and through paid subscriptions, American Legacy is owned by RJR Communications, Inc. In addition to the magazine, other brands include American Legacy’s Black History Curriculum Guide and its “Know Your History” board game. For more information on how to purchase these products log onto www.americanlegacymag.com.
Kroger, the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer, employs more than 334,000 associates who serve customers in 2,461 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s. The Company also operates 784 convenience stores, 375 fine jewelry stores, 954 supermarket fuel centers and 40 food processing plants in the U.S. Kroger, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information about Kroger, please visit www.kroger.com.
PepsiCo offers the world’s largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines that each generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales. Our main businesses â€“ Frito-Lay, Quaker, Pepsi-Cola, Tropicana and Gatorade â€“ also make hundreds of other nourishing, tasty foods and drinks that bring joy to our consumers in more than 200 countries. With annualized revenues of nearly $60 billion, PepsiCo’s people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth, called Performance with Purpose. By dedicating ourselves to offering a broad array of choices for healthy, convenient and fun nourishment, reducing our environmental impact, and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, PepsiCo balances strong financial returns with giving back to our communities worldwide. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.