James Baldwin

Michelle R. Smith is one of the founders of Blax Museum, a cultural showcase that honor African American artists.
Mark Arehart / WKSU

Imagine having a chance to see Richard Pryor or Billie Holiday perform, to have intimate conversations with Frederick Douglass or James Baldwin. These icons in African American history and others are embodied in a cultural showcase called The Blax Museum.

On this week’s State of the Arts, WKSU's Mark Arehart talks with educator, poet and blogger Michelle R. Smith about starting the project.