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Reception – Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic

You're invited to a VIP reception to celebrate the opening of “Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic,” a Smithsonian traveling exhibit. Enjoy Chinese food (Billie Holiday's favorite), and hear remarks from Executive Director Rashida Phillips and Director of Collections & Curatorial Affairs Dr. Dina Bennett. Live musical performances by Rashida Phillips, Piaget

Revisiting Black Wall Street

Greenwood, a historic freedom colony in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was one of the most prominent concentrations of Black businesses during the early 20th century. According to 1920 city directories, there were 108 Black business establishments, including two newspapers, 41 groceries and meat markets and 30 cafes and restaurants. There were also offices for 33 professionals, including

May 15 and 16 Screenings: When Liberty Burns

About This Event The documentary, “When Liberty Burns” highlights the life and death of Arthur L. McDuffie. On December 17th, 1979, after failing to stop for a traffic light, police officers gave chase. After realizing he could not escape, McDuffie surrendered. He was beaten until he lost consciousness. That beating by multiple officers caused his

Module 2 of Museum Learning Hub: Session 2

Technical Workshop 2: Audience Participation in Live Streamed Programs Date (May 20, 2021) | Time (11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET) Registration closes at 11:59pm PT on May 19th. Webinar will be streamed live on the Museum Learning Hub ( Intermediate Leve Presenter: Alex Freeman, Executive Director, Texas Association of Museums Description: The second workshop in Module

Register – LYRASIS Member Summit: Next Practices for Advancing DEIA

CollectionSpace is part of LYRASIS, a non-profit organization built by our members to solve problems and create new solutions and innovations in technology, software, content and services for more than 1000 libraries, archives and museums. The LYRASIS Member Summit will be held virtually on May 17 11AM EST – 2PM EST. It will be recorded.

Jackson State Class of 1970 Commencement Ceremony

At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021, Jackson State University will hold a special Commencement ceremony for the Class of 1970 on the Gibbs-Green Memorial Plaza. For the first time ever, members of the Class will have the opportunity to march in their regalia and receive their diplomas, presented by President Thomas K. Hudson,

Finding Family in Tragedy and Trauma

Join the Senator John Heinz History Center, the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society of Pittsburgh, and the Department of Africana Studies University of Pittsburgh with the annual African American Genealogy Workshop, “Finding Family in Tragedy and Trauma” on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12 ;; noon. The featured presenters will be from

Entrepreneurial Masterclass 3

The Entrepreneurial Masterclasses will continue to take place each month with terrific speakers who will provide information to enhance your own empowerment. Our 3rd masterclass will be presented on Saturday, May  15, 2021 at Noon Eastern Standard Time. Our dynamic keynote speaker will be Mr. Bill Huston, one of the top crowdfunding experts in the

Baltimore School of the Arts Historical Monologue Project: Druid Hill Avenue

Join the Baltimore School of the Arts  Theater Department exploring Baltimore’s Druid Hill Avenue neighborhood during the early 20th century through the eyes of the African American community. BSA sophomore theater students will present video monologues and a virtual talk back exploring women’s suffrage, segregated housing ordinances and musical artistry  of Eubie Blake in the

BOOK LAUNCH: Florida’s Historic African American Homes

  Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 15 at 4:30 pm ET! We are celebrating the launch of Florida’s Historic African American Homes! Jada Wright-Greene is ecstatic to have Dr. Ashley Preston, Dr. Tara White, and Vedet R. Coleman to share their knowledge and expertise about African American historic homes, museums and Dr. Mary McLeod

Register: Minority Serving Institutions Virtual Career Fair

AGENDA May 26-27, 2021 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Welcome - U.S. Department of the Interior Leadership DOI Career Pathing (My DOI Career) Executive Leadership Roundtable Discussion: "We are the Department of the Interior" Mission Critical Occupations Navigating USA Jobs (OPM) Thursday, May

Tulsa: The Fire And The Forgotten

Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm National Museum of African American History and Culture (Virtual Program) This documentary presents research into the history of Greenwood from its origins and how it expanded quickly into a vibrant, financially and socially viable community of African Americans as they wished to live. The film explores the “comeback” of

Civil Rights Law and Environmental Justice Workshop

DESCRIPTION This two-day virtual workshop will gather practicing Civil Rights and Environmental attorneys with current law students, community advocates and residents, and non-profit leaders. Sessions will explore the intersection of civil rights and environmental law and their application to issues impacting urban communities and their environment.  Day 1 Friday, May 21st   10 am- 5:00pm EST  Opening