The Alexandria Black History Museum and Port Of Harlem magazine will host three of its most popular programs this fall. Dr. Ida Jones kicks of the series with “How to Preserve Your Legacy II.”
It’s been almost a year since Jones led the informative and inspiring discussion “How to Preserve Your Legacy I.” The University Archivist at Morgan State University returns as the author of "Baltimore Civil Rights Leader, Victorine Quille Adams and the Power of the Ballot."
During the book discussion, participants will learn what records Jones combed to create her fourth biography and those you should save from your personal collections for future generations and maybe even a biographer. The workshop and book discussion is Saturday, September 28, 11a-1p – plus one hour post-event networking reception.
On Saturday, October 12, 11a-1p, Dr. Nemata Amelia Ibitayo Blyden returns almost two years later to discuss her now published book, “African Americans and Africa: A New History.” Her latest book provides an introduction to the relationship between African Americans and Africa from the era of slavery to the present, mapping several overlapping diasporas. Blyden is also the author of “West Indians in West Africa, 1808–1880: The African Diaspora in Reverse.”
It has been almost three years since two historical photographers Sharon Farmer and George Tolbert conducted a photography workshop, “Better Photography for Picture Takers” at the Alexandria Black History Museum. Farmer, the first African-American Director of White House Photography, and Tolbert, the first African American official U.S. Senate photographer, will reveal some of their creative techniques followed by an invitation to participants to share their photographs on a movie screen for expert suggestions on how to make their images taken from cell phones to traditional cameras more compelling.