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Coming Event: A Port Of Harlem Winter at the Alexandria Black History Museum

Signature Event: Our Children, Our World
A Port Of Harlem Winter at the Alexandria Black History Museum
The Alexandria Black History Museum hosts the following program from the pages of Port Of Harlem magazine. All programs open with a 15-minute reception with light refreshments. To reserve your seat(s), click Reserve Your Seat Now.

The Lineup:
mary church terrell
Saturday, February 10, 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dignity and Defiance: A Portrait of Mary Church Terrell - The Alexandria Black History Museum and Port of Harlem Magazine presents the film screening of “Dignity and Defiance: A Portrait of Mary Church Terrell.” The event will include a discussion with the film’s director Robin Hamilton and Port Of Harlem contributor and historian C. R. Gibbs.

Raised in privilege but degraded by persistent racial prejudice, Mary Church Terrell fought for the basic human right to be treated equally. Born the year of the Emancipation Proclamation, she made it her life’s mission to fight for justice. She, along with her husband, Robert Heberton Terrell, became champions of this cause. He was a lawyer who became the first Black municipal court judge in Washington, DC.

Terrell was an activist on many fronts from becoming the first president of the newly formed National Association of Colored Women in 1896 to co-leading the successful effort to desegregate restaurants in Washington, DC. During her senior years, she also succeeded in persuading the local chapter of the American Association of University Women to admit Black members.

Along the way, the Terrell’s house became a beacon for change. Today, her former home on 326 T Street, NW is a dilapidated frame in LeDroit Park. Its current state threatens to erase a landmark that deserves to be preserved for a woman whose efforts continue to impact this city.

Hamilton is an Emmy-award winning journalist, television host, moderator, and writer. The museum and magazine screened her first documentary, “The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer,” to a very enthused audience. The new film’s screening will be presented Saturday, February 10 at 11 a.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum.
Reserve Your Seat Now: Admission is $10

Free street parking is available. Children are admitted free, if they are sitting in the lap of a paying person. If you are using MetroAccess, feel free to call us at 703.746.4356 so we may ensure that there is parking space in the front of our building upon your arrival.

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.
Signature Event
Our Children, Our World

“Our Children, Our World” was Port Of Harlem magazine’s signature event. The 70 image photography exhibition was completed in collaboration with several people and companies, most importantly, photographer Néstor Hernández (1960-2006).

Before the collaboration, Hernandez had completed the photography project with children in Ghana, Washington, and his ancestral homeland, Cuba.


As an inclusive, diverse, pan-African magazine, Port Of Harlem gravitated to this project and asked Hernandez to include children from Gary, Indiana, the publisher’s hometown, into the project. The Gary project was our gift to the city during its 100th anniversary celebration.

The project included the completion of the special Our Children, Our World (Aug – Oct 2005) issue of the magazine. (For some of the projects, the children used traditional cameras and digital cameras for the others - - just as digital cameras were becoming more affordable.)

Four of the 70 images taken by the children are below.
faushina asiedu accra ghana

By Faushina Asiedu
Accra, Ghana
alexander pachio blanco Pinar del Rio, Cuba"

By Alexander Pachico Blanco
Pinar del Rio, Cuba
renzel danforth washington dc

By Renzel Danforth
Washington, D.C. USA
terry jackson gary in

By Terry Jackson
Gary, Indiana USA
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