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story.lead_photo.caption Submitted photo CREATIVE MINDS: Mid-America Science Museum hosted a free reception on Feb. 23 for Creative Mind, an exhibit honoring the contributions of African-American scientists and visionaries. Among those honored was author and publisher Janis Kearney, who spoke during the reception about the legacy of Maya Angelou.

Mid-America Science Museum hosted a free reception on Feb. 23 for Creative Mind, an exhibit honoring the contributions of African-American scientists and visionaries.

Notable speakers included Dr. Joycelyn Elders, the 15th surgeon general of the United States, author and publisher Janis Kearney, Bryan McDade from the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, and Cheryl Batts, CEO and Founder of People Helping Others Excel by Example.

Lecture topics included the African-American history and culture of Hot Springs, the life and legacy of Maya Angelou, integration of major league baseball training in Hot Springs, and the subject of how to make a difference. Creative Mind combined educational exhibit materials from the National Visionary Leadership Project, the African-American History Program, Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture, and the Arkansas Educational Television Network.

The reception also featured performances by the Hot Springs Dance Troupe and the Hot Springs Middle School Choir.

Visit http://www.midamericamuseum.org or call 767-3461 for more information.

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