As part of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority’s celebration of Black history month, it has teamed up with the Lost Boys Foundation of Nashville, Tenn., to bring an art exhibit produced by the Lost Boys of Sudan.
The showing is part of Nashville International (BNA) Arts at the Airport program and will be on display for the next three months in Concourse A, post-security.
“The Lost Boys have a powerful story to tell, and we are honored to share art reflective of their homeland and journey with Nashville International Airport’s customers,” says Raul Regalado, president and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. “This exhibit underscores our daily drive to provide our passengers, partners and guests with the Nashville Airports Experience.”
About 20,000 young boys were driven from their families and villages in South Sudan during a civil war in 1987. Over several years, they walked more than 1,000 miles; half of them died before reaching a Kenyan refugee camp. Survivors became known as the Lost Boys of Sudan, and about 150 of them live in the Nashville area.