~ Stories Untold are Stories Forgotten.
Community Engagement Day with Najee Dorsey!
The public is invited to join us at the Mildred L. Terry Public Library on Tuesday, September 25th at 6:30pm for an evening of “Community Engagement.” We need your input to create a permanent mural installation to highlight the story of the Mildred L Terry Public Library. We look forward to hearing more from you about the Library and 5th Avenue School as well as life in Columbus and the surrounding area from the 1950’s to the present.
The event runs from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.
This project is commissioned by the Muscogee County Library Foundation.
More About Najee
Born in Blytheville, Arkansas on January 26, 1973, visual artist and entrepreneur Najee Dorsey is known for embracing southern roots in his work by relaying scenes of African American life in the south on canvas. He began his journey as an artist at the age of five, selling his artwork to his mother for candy. From that point on, Dorsey continued making art as a favorite pastime. Dorsey’s first endeavor as an aspiring entrepreneur became evident in his earliest business venture selling cinnamon toothpicks at age twelve to his classmates. In High School, Najee earned a partial scholarship in 1991 to Memphis College of Art (later known as the Memphis Academy of Art). He eventually left the institution prior to completing his first semester due to a combination of financial challenges, and the need for a more dynamic environment. Still, Dorsey continued creating art part-time while working different jobs over the years.