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PORT OF HARLEM EVENTS
 
Coming Event: A Port Of Harlem Fall at the Alexandria Black History Museum
 

Signature Event: Our Children, Our World
 
A Port Of Harlem Fall at the Alexandria Black History Museum
 
The Lineup:
 

Veterans Day Talk

The Alexandria Black History Museum and Port Of Harlem Magazine host the following program. All programs open with a 20-minute reception with light refreshments. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Click here to make a reservation or call the Museum at 703.746.4356.
 
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Saturday, November 10, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lecture – "Come Out Fighting: How the Original Black Panthers and Other African Americans Helped to Defeat the Axis and Win WWII," with CR Gibbs. This illustrated presentation by author, lecturer, and historian of the African diaspora, describes the gallant and inspiring story of the nation's first African American armored unit. Free.

The CR Gibbs' lecture will take place at The Lyceum, 201 S Washington Street. Limited parking is free in The Lyceum parking lot. Metered parking is available on the street.

 

Preserving Your Legacy Workshop

The Alexandria Black History Museum and Port Of Harlem Magazine host the following program. All programs open with a 20-minute reception with light refreshments. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Click here to make a reservation or call the Museum at 703.746.4356.

Saturday, November 17, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – plus one hour post-event networking reception
Panel Discussion/Verbal Workshop – “How to Preserve Your Legacy” – Veteran archivist Ida Jones, PhD advices Phil Portlock, Cherryl Neill Humphreys, Vernard Gray and you on what is worth saving from your personal collections for future generations and how to preserve and pass forward those ideas and artifacts.Free.

 
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Vernard Gray

Ida Jones will serve as our consultant panelist. She is the University Archivist at Morgan State University and former Assistant Curator of Manuscripts at Howard University’s Moorland Spingarn Research Center. Jones is also the biographical researcher and author of three released biographies. Her fourth biography, "Baltimore Civil Rights Leader, Victorine Quille Adams and the Power of the Ballot," will be available in January 2019. She is a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Phil Portlock served as Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (WMATA) chief photographer from 1989 until his retirement in 2003. He is also a writer, film documentary producer, social justice activist, historian, and native Washingtonian. Starting in 1975, he photographed the construction of the Metrorail System and photographed and documented many other life-changing experiences for Ebony and other publications.

Cherryl Neill Humphreys
is a 1968 George Washington University mathematics education graduate and was one of their first computer students. She helped create one of the Navy’s earliest automated systems. The fifth generation Washingtonian is also a life coach and metaphysician. Neill Humphreys is in the process of deciding the best way to document the information she wants to leave as her legacy.

Vernard Gray
is a visionary curator, collector, photographer, videographer/filmmaker, and fashion designer. Gray is best known as owner of Miya Gallery (1976-2001), Washington’s first African-centered gallery. The native Washingtonian’s current Made East River initiative explores ways to encourage the D.C. government to allow the use of vacant city owned property for cultural uses including food producing greenhouses.

The Legacy Workshop will be next door to the Alexandria Black History Museum at the Watson Reading Room, 906 Wythe Street. Free street parking is available. If using MetroAccess, call us at 703.746.4356 so we may ensure that there is parking space in the front of our building upon your arrival. The Reading Room is five blocks from the Braddock Road Metro Station on the Yellow and Blue Lines. For more information, please call 703.746.4356.

Additional Resources for The Legacy Workshop:

National Museum of African American History and Culture: Save Our African American Treasures (17 minute video)

Smithsonian Wants to Help Black Families Digitize Home Movies for Posterity

 
 
 
Signature Event
Our Children, Our World
 


“Our Children, Our World” was Port Of Harlem magazine’s signature event. The 70 image photography exhibition was completed in collaboration with several people and companies, most importantly, photographer Néstor Hernández (1960-2006).

Before the collaboration, Hernandez had completed the photography project with children in Ghana, Washington, and his ancestral homeland, Cuba.

 


As an inclusive, diverse, pan-African magazine, Port Of Harlem gravitated to this project and asked Hernandez to include children from Gary, Indiana, the publisher’s hometown, into the project. The Gary project was our gift to the city during its 100th anniversary celebration.

The project included the completion of the special Our Children, Our World (Aug – Oct 2005) issue of the magazine. (For some of the projects, the children used traditional cameras and digital cameras for the others - - just as digital cameras were becoming more affordable.)

Four of the 70 images taken by the children are below.
 
 
faushina asiedu accra ghana

By Faushina Asiedu
Accra, Ghana
 
alexander pachio blanco Pinar del Rio, Cuba"

By Alexander Pachico Blanco
Pinar del Rio, Cuba
 
renzel danforth washington dc

By Renzel Danforth
Washington, D.C. USA
 
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By Terry Jackson
Gary, Indiana USA
 
Travel Schedule
Our Children, Our World
 
Washington, D.C. USA
Children's National Medical Center
Closed Saturday, January 7, 2006

Gary, IN USA
Gary Public Library - Main
Closed Saturday, October 28, 2006

Oxon Hill, MD USA
Prince George’s County Memorial Library
Closed Saturday, June 30, 2007

Washington, D.C. USA
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
Closed Friday, November 30, 2007

 
Sponsors
Our Children, Our World
 
 
Anjelo Mida, Inc.
BZB International
Gary Art Works
Gary Public Library
Lees Inn & Suites
Millendar/S.C. Wilk's
Olympus Camera
The Times of Northwest Indiana
Prince George' County Memorial Library System
Post-Tribune
 
 
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