Family Heritage House Opens "Kin Killin’ Kin" Exhibit

(Bradenton, Fla., February 3, 2015) – The Family Heritage House Museum at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has opened its new exhibit, “Kin Killin’ Kin” by artist James Pate, a traveling exhibit that explores violence in the African American community.

An artist’s discussion and community forum is set for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Neel Performing Arts Center, Building 11 East, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West.

“‘Kin Killin’ Kin’ is a powerful and thought-provoking series of images that reflect artist James Pate’s deep love and even greater concern for the epidemic of youth violence in the African American community,” says Family Heritage House co-founder Fredi S. Brown.

Pate weaves the initials KKK into his exhibit. “The concept of comparing black-on-black terrorism to Ku Klux Klan terrorism came directly from conversations among us in the black community,” he says. “It is often said that we (African Americans), in a strange fruit kind of way, are doing the business of the KKK with our black-on-black violence.”

The exhibit is sponsored by Neal Communities and held in partnership with the Bradenton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

The art depicts adult subject matter. Images may not be suitable for young children. Audience discretion is advised.

Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and Saturdays and evenings by appointment. For more information, contact museum specialist Kathie Marsh at 941-752-5319 or

The Family Heritage House Museum is located on the south side of the SCF Bradenton Library near the 60th Avenue West entrance. Maps and directions are online at



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