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On February 25th, 2024, a distinguished guest honored the Cultural Museum of African Art Inc. (CMAAEEC) in New York City with his presence In support of Assembly Member Stefani Zinerman, who is a prime supporter of the Museum. Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Hakeem Jeffries, visited the museum and engaged with a gathered audience, highlighting the significant contributions of CMAAEEC to both the local community and the global cultural sphere.

In a captivating address to the assembled group, Minority Leader Jeffries eloquently underscored the profound impact of CMAAEEC on the cultural landscape of New York City and beyond. Recognizing the museum as a cornerstone of cultural diversity and enrichment, he emphasized its pivotal role in preserving and promoting African art and heritage.

Throughout his speech, Minority Leader Jeffries praised CMAAEEC for its dedication to showcasing the richness and diversity of African artistic expression. From traditional sculptures to contemporary artworks, the museum’s exhibitions serve as a testament to the enduring legacy of African culture and its influence on the world stage.

Furthermore, Minority Leader Jeffries highlighted the economic and social significance of CMAAEEC, noting its role in attracting visitors, supporting local artisans, and fostering cultural tourism in New York City. By providing a platform for dialogue and exchange, the museum not only educates and inspires but also fosters greater understanding and appreciation among diverse communities.

As Minority Leader Jeffries concluded his remarks, he expressed deep admiration for the invaluable contributions of CMAAEEC to the cultural tapestry of New York City and the broader global community. He commended the museum for its tireless efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, affirming its status as a beacon of unity and understanding.

The visit of Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries to CMAAEEC stands as a testament to the enduring importance of cultural institutions in shaping our collective identity and fostering mutual respect and appreciation. It serves as a reminder of the transformative power of art in bridging divides and building bridges of understanding across communities and continents.