The Alexandria Black History Museum and Port Of Harlem Magazine host a Veteran’s Day lecture by CR Gibbs and a workshop on preserving your legacy as part of a Port Of Harlem Fall at the Alexandria Black History Museum. All programs open with a 20-minute reception with light refreshments. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
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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.
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 advises 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.
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.