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

Signature Event: Our Children, Our World
 
A Port Of Harlem Fall at the Alexandria Black History Museum
 
The Alexandria Black History Museum and Port Of Harlem Magazine host the following programs. All programs open with a 20-minute reception with light refreshments. Reservations are strongly encouraged by calling the Museum at 703.746.4356 and admission payment can be made at the door. Ticket payment with automatic reservations can also be made by clicking the event(s) below.

Free street parking is available. If using MetroAccess, call the Museum at 703.746.4356 so we may ensure that there is parking space in the front of our building upon your arrival. The Museum is five blocks from the Braddock Road Metro Station on the Yellow and Blue Lines. For more information, please call 703.746.4356. 

 
ida jones



Saturday, September 28, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – plus one hour post-event networking reception

Workshop/Book discussion - "How to Preserve Your Legacy II" – It’s been almost a year since Dr. Ida Jones led the informative and inspiring discussion “How to Preserve Your Legacy I.” The University Archivist at Morgan State University returns as the author of "Baltimore Civil Rights Leader, Victorine Quille Adams and the Power of the Ballot." During the book discussion, participants will learn what records Jones combed to create her fourth biography and those you should save from your personal collections for future generations and maybe even a biographer. A signing follows the talk. $5

 
nemeta blyden



Saturday, October 12, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Author Talk and Discussion – “African Americans and Africa: A New History” - Nemata Amelia Ibitayo Blyden, also the author of “West Indians in West Africa, 1808–1880: The African Diaspora in Reverse,” returns with her latest book, an introduction to the relationship between African Americans and Africa from the era of slavery to the present, mapping several overlapping diasporas. A signing follows the talk. $5

 
george and sharon



Saturday, October 19, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – plus one hour post-event networking reception

Workshop – "Better Photography for Picture Takers" - It’s been almost three years since two historical photographers Sharon Farmer and George Tolbert conducted a photography workshop at the Alexandria Black History Museum. Farmer, the first African-American Director of White House Photography, and Tolbert, the first African American official U.S. Senate photographer, will reveal some of their creative techniques followed by an invitation to participants to share their photographs on a movie screen for expert suggestions on how to make their images taken from cell phones to traditional cameras more compelling.

They and our co-sponsor, the Exposure Group African American Photographers Association, encourage you to bring your images on a thumb drive or CD to garner tips on how to improve those images. $5
 
 
 
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

 
Sponsors
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
Post-Tribune
 
 
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