MLK Jr.'s Barber Brings The Shop To The Museum In "Fades And Fellowship" | WYPR

MLK Jr.'s Barber Brings The Shop To The Museum In "Fades And Fellowship"

Jul 22, 2016

Nelson Malden, longtime owner of Malden Brothers Barbershop and former barber to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Credit Mickey Welsh

Tomorrow, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture will be hosting Fades and Fellowship. The space has been re-imagined to look like a traditional African-American barbershop where twelve barbers, including Dr. Martin Luther King's barber Nelson Malden, will share the stories and insights they've gleaned from their years working in barbershops.

A longtime staple of the black community, barbershops are places where black men come together to discuss and debate complex issues from racism to relationships.  

Mr. Malden joins Tom in-studio along with Fades and Fellowship co-creator, Darius Wilmore. Darius is the co-creator and creative director of Taharka Brothers Ice Cream. Taharka is releasing a new flavor, "Fly, Fly, Blackbird" in celebration of the event. 

Fades and Fellowship will be held on July 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m at The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture.  To RSVP for the event, click here