Interfaith Council Presents Video tour of Curtis House Cultural Center

630 Washington St

Instead of meeting in person for the 2020-2021 programming year, the Abilene Interfaith Council is presenting video interview with local religious figures or tours of local institutions.

The latest is an interview with the Rev. Andrew Penns, pastor of Valley View Missionary Baptist Church. The setting is the Curtis House Cultural Center, which Penns serves as director. In the first part of the video, Pierce LoPachin interviews Penns, who shares fascinating insights into the living history of racial segregation and integration in Abilene, through the lens of Penns’ life and faith tradition.

Beginning at the 24 minute mark, Penns leads a tour of Curtis House and its hundreds of remarkable artifacts that tell the ongoing stories of Black history in Abilene.

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