Loving Couple to Have Historical Art Displayed at Disney’s Epcot In 2013

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The Kinsey Collection of African American art and history to open at Disney World's Epcot in 2013.

Bernard and Shirley Kinsey

Bernard and Shirley Kinsey are the kind of couple that many people believe doesn’t exist anymore. There isn’t a picture of them that doesn’t clearly convey the extent of infinite love and companionship that they share with one another. The twosome have been married for 40 years and are consistent activists — raising millions of dollars for numerous organizations and college programs, including their alma mater Florida A&M University.

“How have they raised this money” you ask? Through their passion for African American history, art, and culture. The Kinsey’s traveled around the world collecting artifacts, documents, and artwork spanning 400 years of African American history. With their collection, the duo created The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, a national touring exhibit of authentic and rare art, artifacts, books, documents, and manuscripts that “tell the often untold story of African American achievement and contribution,” as described on their website. The exhibit has been touring nationally since 2007. It has been seen by over 3 million visitors and has been cited in three national awards.

In 2013, the exhibit will reach a multitude of people at Walt Disney World at Epcot. More than 40 pieces from the Kinsey Collection will be displayed to the American Adventure pavilion starting in late winter 2013. You will be able to preview the exhibit at the American Adventure pavilion during African American Heritage Month in February. It is slated to open officially on March 9. The Kinsey Collection will be included with Epcot admission.

Will you view The Kinsey Collection in 2013?