A Port of Harlem Spring at the Alexandria Black History Museum | News Release | City of Alexandria

A Port of Harlem Spring at the Alexandria Black History Museum

The Alexandria Black History Museum hosts a series of programs from the pages of Port of Harlem magazine. All programs open with a 20-minute reception with light refreshments. Reservations are strongly encouraged.  To reserve your seat, call the Museum at (703) 746-4356, or email Port of Harlem events: reserve@portofharlem.net.  The lineup includes:

Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lecture – Contemporary African Immigration – “Africans were not considered immigrants before the 1960s,” says Dr. Nemata Blyden. The George Washington University professor talks about the Africans who arrived in the United States after slavery ended in 1863. James Kwegyir Agyeman was one of them. Aggrey came from the Gold Coast (Ghana) in 1898 and became an influential member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, taught at Livingston College, and co-founded  Ghana’s Achimota, one the world’s most prestigious high schools.   Free

Saturday, May 27, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lecture – Getting the Most of Your Vacation for Less with Bernadette Champion – African Americans are the largest heritage tourism demographic in the United States. Learn how to maximize your spending power, support Black owned businesses, and look beyond traditional itineraries to include: African and African American related history, internet deals, restrictions, exceptions, price, and the fine print. With 30 years of travel planning experience, the owner of Champion Services Travel will discuss what you should consider when planning your vacation.   Free

Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Discussion  – Fatherless Daughter Reconciliation – project founder, journalist, and author Jonetta Rose Barras and discussion leaders share their stories about their loss due to father absence or parental abandonment and its harmful effects on their lives. They will encourage participants to join the discussion-in-the-roundseeking to effect self-reconciliation, greater self-appreciation, self-love, and forgiveness while diminishing potential violence against themselves and others.   We encourage adults to bring their teenage children to the discussion.  Co-sponsored by Esther Productions.  Fee $5.00

All events are free except for Fatherless Daughter Reconciliation, which is $5. Donations are encouraged to support future programming. Free street parking is available. The Alexandria Black History Museum is at 902 Wythe Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, five blocks from the Braddock Road Metro Station on the Yellow and Blue Lines.  For more information, please call 703.746.4356.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail black.history@alexandriava.gov, or call 703.746.4356, Virginia Relay 711

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