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Matlock’s Black History Month series spotlights History Maker’s Part 3

February 26, 2013

The third and final installment of our series acknowledging African Americans who shape American history, celebrates Henry O. Tanner, an artist who touched the hearts of millions with his artistic tributes to the human experience.  Mr. Tanner’s evolution from a boy in Pittsburg to a Paris legend is one worth noting.

Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937)
The most distinguished African American artist of the nineteenth century, Henry Ossawa Tanner was the first African American artist to achieve international acclaim. Born on June 21, 1859, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to an AME Bishop and former slave, Tanner decided to become an artist when he saw a painter at work during a walk in Fairmount Park near his home. Two of his most important works depicting African American subjects are The Banjo Lesson of 1893 and The Thankful Poor of 1894. In 1895 Tanner’s “Resurrection of Lazarus” was purchased by the French government and was added to the collection of the Louvre. In 1908 his first one-man exhibition of religious paintings in the United States was held at the American Art Galleries in New York. Mr. Tanner became the first African American to receive a full academician of the National Academy of Design in 1927. To learn more about this great history maker, go to…….
http://clinton2.nara.gov/WH/EOP/First_Lady/html/hot-bio.html
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/list.php?m=a&s=du&aid=1900

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What Black History Month Means to Me, A Matlock Series

February 21, 2013

What Black History Month Means to Me, A Matlock Series

Here is the fourth post in our series, “What Black History Month Means to Me,” (#MatlockBlackHistoryMonth). This one is provided by Erika Ludwig, an Account Coordinator with our Reputation Group.

Black History Month is a reminder of incredible hardships, unfailing hope, and enduring strength. For me, it is also a celebration of our nation doing the right thing – validating the rights of the minority.

I look at the diversity in our nation and I’m moved by how far we have come. I admire Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for his role in the advancement of civil rights and the legacy he left behind. I am thankful for Rosa Parks resisting racial segregation, and I am thankful for everyday people standing up for what is right and just.

So this month, Black History Month, let us celebrate the many sacrifices and achievements by Black Americans that have changed our world for the better. Let us celebrate the progress we have made, and let us celebrate the opportunity for a brighter future for all.

I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “The time is always right to do what is right.”

What Black History Month Means to Me, A Matlock Series

February 15, 2013

Here is the third post of our Matlock series, “What Black History Month Means to Me,” (#MatlockBlackHistoryMonth). This one is provided by Pamela Bishop, our VP & Brand Group Director:

What Black History Month means to me…
Black History Month is a two way mirror. It is a time to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made by our ancestors and predecessors that help us to enjoy the accomplishments of today. It is also a time to re-evaluate my personal contribution to Black History and what I am doing to pave the way for generations to come. Pamela Bishop, VP & Group Director-Brand, Matlock Atlanta.

Matlock’s Black History Month series spotlights History Maker’s Part 1

February 14, 2013

As we continue our focus on Black History Month, we would like to celebrate a few outstanding African Americans.  History is constantly being made and we here at Matlock want to show our appreciation to those who have played, or are currently playing, a part in shaping American history.  To begin this series, who better to start us off than the first African American female astronaut, Mae Jemison!

As we continue our focus on Black History Month, we would like to celebrate a few outstanding African Americans.  History is constantly being made and we here at Matlock want to show our appreciation to those who have played, or are currently playing, a part in shaping American history.  To begin this series, who better to start us off than the first African American female astronaut, Mae Jemison!

Mae C. Jemison (1956-current)
Mae Jemison is the first African American woman to be admitted to the astronaut training program in 1987 and became the first Black female astronaut when she traveled into space aboard the Endeavor in 1992 as a science mission specialist. Since her retirement from NASA in 1993, Ms. Jemison founded her own company “Jemison Group,” as well as many foundations promoting the uses of arts and science in our everyday lives. Want to learn more about Mae Jemison? Check out http://www.drmae.com; http://www.biography.com/people/mae-c-jemison-9542378

Team Fusion

July 3, 2012

As BMW’s African American agency, we have achieved much success since we started serving them in 2003.  Like a number of our brand clients, we are part of a team that includes other agencies.  We have embraced these partnerships.  We pride ourselves on producing our “collective best” and being able to build collaborative working relationships.  We call this “Team Fusion.”

Matlock has enjoyed working with BMW North America’s general market agency of record, Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners (kbs+), over the past year.  Now, we are taking our collaboration with them to the next level, having moved our BMW account staff into kbs+ offices in New York City.  According to Kirstin Popper, Matlock SVP & General Manager, this move “will not only create an atmosphere of greater collaboration, it will take the next step in a strategic alliance with Kirshenbaum.”

The move has practical benefits for Matlock’s BMW account leader, Beth Roper, Account Director.  The kbs+ office is only a block from where she lives in lower Manhattan.  If that wasn’t enough to make her excited about the move, she is also pleased with having closer access to “the scoop” that the agency of record is privy to, as well as to Kirshenbaum’s assets, like a recording studio on the premises.

Other Matlock staff who have moved into the kbs+ offices are Ed Rutland, EVP & Managing Partner, and Wilton Wallace, Senior Associate.  Thanks for the warm welcome, kbs+!