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The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) Annual Gala

The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) is to host its 8th Annual Gala on October 12, 2013 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, co-chaired by well known San Francisco retailer Wilkes Bashford and Deborah Santana. This year’s honorees include Dr. Henry Louis Gates and actor Danny Glover among others.

The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) showcases the history, art and the cultural richness that resulted from the dispersal of Africans throughout the world with innovative and engaging exhibitions, education and public programs. Incorporated in 2002 as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, MoAD opened its doors in 2005 in space contiguous with the St. Regis Hotel and Residences and in the historic Williams Building at 685 Mission Street at Third Street. MoAD was conceived as a cornerstone of the revitalization of downtown San Francisco, and has become an anchor with its neighbors San Francisco MOMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Children’s Creativity Museum (formerly Zeum) and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, in making this dynamic cultural corridor a premier destination.

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