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Veterans Day Talk / Preserving Your Legacy Workshop
 
November 08 – November 21, 2018
 
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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.

Click here to make a reservation for The Veterans Day Talk with CR Gibbs

Click here to make a reservation for Preserving Your Legacy Workshop

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.

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

The Legacy Workshop will be next door to the Alexandria Black History Museum in the Watson Reading Room, 906 Wythe Street. Free street parking is available. If using MetroAccess, call the Museum 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)

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