Black History in PA Conference
- ***SAVE THE DATE***WHAT:28th Annual Conference on Black History in PennsylvaniaWHEN:April 20-23, 2005WHERE:Philadelphia, PA (various venues)THEME:"A Historic Black Capitol of America"The Conference on Black History in Pennsylvania is an annual eventsponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission,the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), AtwaterKent Museum, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation(GPTMC), the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, PHEAA, ThePhiladelphia Tribune and other local and state organizations. Theconference focuses on different aspects of Pennsylvania’s AfricanAmerican heritage.KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Donna BrazileDonna Brazile is a senior fellow at the University of Maryland'sAcademy of Leadership. Ms. Brazile was also recently appointed asnational chair of the Voting Rights Institute, the Democratic Party’smajor initiative to promote and protect the right to vote. She is alsoan 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 Scienceand Founding Director of the Institute for Research in African AmericanStudies at Columbia University--Richard Dozier, Professor of Architecture at Florida A&M University,and an architect and architectural historianConference Special Events:--Bus tour of Black Philadelphia led by Charles Blockson to visit andlearn about many of this nation’s historic sites and national treasures--Walking tours through the historic Sixth Street corridor, the LibertyBell, the site of the first White House and burial ground of GeorgeWashington's slaves--Tours of the first African American churches, AAMP, Atwater KentMuseum and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania--Cultural events will include a concert with jazz greats Dianne Reevesand Little Jimmy Scott at the Kimmel Center, Friday Night Jazz at thePhiladelphia Museum of Art, and many more events to highlight thecultural life of Black PhiladelphiaInfo:Karen James, 717-783-9871 or kajames@...- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -To review any newsletters, event updates or other announcementsdistributed through our various proprietary announcement lists ornonproprietary discussion lists, check out the archives at either ofthe links below:
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