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    ***SAVE THE DATE*** WHAT: 28th Annual Conference on Black History in Pennsylvania WHEN: April 20-23, 2005 WHERE: Philadelphia, PA (various venues) THEME: A
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 2, 2005
      ***SAVE THE DATE***
       
      WHAT:
      28th Annual Conference on Black History in Pennsylvania
       
      WHEN:
      April 20-23, 2005
       
      WHERE:
      Philadelphia, PA (various venues)
       
      THEME:
      "A Historic Black Capitol of America"
       
      The Conference on Black History in Pennsylvania is an annual event
      sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission,
      the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), Atwater
      Kent Museum, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation
      (GPTMC), the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, PHEAA, The
      Philadelphia Tribune and other local and state organizations. The
      conference focuses on different aspects of Pennsylvania’s African
      American heritage.
       
      KEYNOTE SPEAKERDonna Brazile
      Donna Brazile is a senior fellow at the University of Maryland's
      Academy of Leadership. Ms. Brazile was also recently appointed as
      national chair of the Voting Rights Institute, the Democratic Party’s
      major initiative to promote and protect the right to vote.  She is also
      an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University.
       
      Other featured speakers:
      --Deborah Willis, Ph. D., Tisch School of Arts & Africana Studies,
      NYU
       
      --Manning Marable, Ph. D., Professor of History and Political Science
      and Founding Director of the Institute for Research in African American
      Studies at Columbia University
       
      --Richard Dozier, Professor of Architecture at Florida A&M University,
      and an architect and architectural historian
       
      Conference Special Events:
      --Bus tour of Black Philadelphia led by Charles Blockson to visit and
      learn about many of this nation’s historic sites and national treasures
       
      --Walking tours through the historic Sixth Street corridor, the Liberty
      Bell, the site of the first White House and burial ground of George
      Washington's slaves
       
      --Tours of the first African American churches, AAMP, Atwater Kent
      Museum and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
       
      --Cultural events will include a concert with jazz greats Dianne Reeves
      and Little Jimmy Scott at the Kimmel Center, Friday Night Jazz at the
      Philadelphia Museum of Art, and many more events to highlight the
      cultural life of Black Philadelphia
       
      Info:
      Karen James, 717-783-9871 or kajames@...
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      HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL!
       
      Bruce B. Rush
      Publisher & Editor
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