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

Signature Event: Our Children, Our World
A Port Of Harlem Spring at the Alexandria Black History Museum
The Alexandria Black History Museum hosts the following 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(s), call the Museum at 703.746.4356, or click Register at the end of the event listings, that are below, that you will attend.

The Lineup:
Dr. Nemata Blyden
Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m. – 1:00 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 | This was a very engaging event!
Bernadette Champion
Saturday, May 27, 11 a.m. – 1:00 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 |This was a very informative event!
Jonetta Rose Barras
Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m. – 1:00 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 affects on their lives. They will encourage participants to join the discussion-in-the-round, seeking 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 | Register
All events are free except for the Fatherless Daughter Reconciliation discussion, which is $5 (plus Eventbrite fee of $1.27). 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.
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
Travel Schedule
Our Children, Our World
Washington, D.C. USA
Children's National Medical Center
Closed Saturday, January 7, 2006

Gary, IN USA
Gary Public Library - Main
Closed Saturday, October 28, 2006

Oxon Hill, MD USA
Prince George’s County Memorial Library
Closed Saturday, June 30, 2007

Washington, D.C. USA
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
Closed Friday, November 30, 2007

Our Children, Our World
Anjelo Mida, Inc.
BZB International
Gary Art Works
Gary Public Library
Lees Inn & Suites
Millendar/S.C. Wilk's
Olympus Camera
The Times of Northwest Indiana
Prince George' County Memorial Library System
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