Valley City State University will host a traveling exhibit from the True Black History Museum in Troy, Mich.

“A Tribute to the African-American Journey” will be placed in the VCSU Student Center lounge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. Museum founder Fred Saffold III will speak on the African-American experience at 12:30 p.m. in the VCSU Student Center Skoal Room.

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The exhibit features more than 150 artifacts and original documents dating from the late 1600s through the 21st century from historic figures such as Booker T. Washington, Rosa Parks, George Washington Carver, Angela Davis, Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama and other historically prominent African-Americans.

Saffold, a retired Detroit police officer and instructor in the Wayne County Community College District, founded the True Black History Museum in 2010 with a mission to preserve the history of African-American people and to educate others of the many great contributions that African-Americans have made to humanity.

The events are free and open to the public and sponsored by Viking Campus Activities Board and VCSU Residence Life. Learn more about the museum at