12 Score & 3 Years Ago: The Unfinished Promise of Unity Opens June 28 – July 7

Featured image: Suzanne Grishman, Executive Director, Mercury One; Glenn Beck, Founder, Mercury One; Jeffrey Engel, Founding Director of the Center for Presidential History, SMU. *

Mercury One announces its next special exhibition, 12 Score & 3 Years Ago: The Unfinished Promise of Unity. This innovative exhibit, which will run from June 28th to July 7th at Mercury Studios in Irving, Texas, will offer an eye-opening exploration of slavery and freedom, and will equip visitors of all ages to become modern abolitionists.

At 12 Score & 3 Years Ago, visitors will meet unsung African American heroes and journey into their stories and successes. 12 Score — a follow up to last year’s Rights and Responsibilities museum from Mercury One — will also feature incredible artifacts like original documents from Abraham Lincoln, as well as priceless portraits, artwork, immersive technology and more. A visit to 12 Score will conclude with a moving look at slavery today, as millions remain locked in human trafficking around the world.   

From the African American Museum: Curtiss Cathey, Renata Cathey, Sharka Jones; Glenn Beck, Founder, Mercury One; From the African American Museum: Jennifer Cowley, Jane Jones, Phillip Collins, Michael Little

At the recent launch party at Mercury Studios for 12 Score, Mercury One founder Glenn Beck told guests how the exhibit tackles the dilemma of slavery past and present, and probes the founding fathers’ unfinished pledge of freedom in the modern American landscape.

Beck, pulling from Lincoln’s opening of the Gettysburg Address, challenged the crowd to take an honest look at democracy: “The question is: as a nation, are we getting better or worse?” said Beck. “We have to learn from our history so we can get better… The day we truly live up to the words of The Declaration of Independence, it’s time for a new mission statement. But that is so hard to do that no man or society has ever come close. We need to strive for that.”

Frontiers of Flight Museum: Dan Steelman, Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones, Executive Director; Bob Welch

Beck announced exciting, world-class partnerships for 12 Score with The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the African American Museum of Dallas, the Frontiers of Flight Museum, the Dallas Historical Society, and the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture.

To experience 12 Score & 3 Years Ago: The Unfinished Promise of Unity, purchase your tickets at MercuryOne.org. VIP tours with Glenn Beck and Wallbuilders historian David Barton are available now, but will sell out quickly.

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*Photos by Amber Fisher

(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent Mercury One’s special events.)


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