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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

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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