Traditional Nigerian Agbada Donation to Montgomery History

 

Councilmember Will Jawando, Montgomery History Executive Director Matthew Logan and Montgomery History Curator Elizabeth Lay.

 

Councilmember Will Jawando donates his traditional Nigerian Agbada worn during his Council Inauguration to Montgomery History at the Annual History Conference!
“To walk onto the inauguration stage in a full Agbada was both exciting and humbling,” said Councilmember Jawando. “Wearing a traditional Agbada allowed me to honor my father and my Nigerian heritage. It also sent a signal to all of our residents, of any race and ethnicity, that their voice and cultural heritage are essential parts of the community that is Montgomery County. I’m thrilled at the opportunity offered by Montgomery History to preserve the Agbada, because doing so we send a deliberate message that our strength lies in our diversity.”

We at Montgomery History are honored to preserve and share this piece of Montgomery County history.