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35th Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series: Curating Black America, February 21, 2015

This year’s Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series entitled Curating Black America will feature Dr. Lonnie Bunch, inaugural Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and other speakers that will explore black history and culture through their experiences leading several other premiere museums and historic sites.

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New Jersey Historical Commission Accepting Nominations for the Mildred Barry Garvin Prize

The New Jersey Historical Commission is now accepting nominations for the Mildred Barry Garvin Prize, an annual award given to a New Jersey teacher, guidance counselor, or school librarian for outstanding teaching of African American history at an grade level between kindergarten and high school.

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Through a Lens, Clearly: The Civil Rights Movement in the Camera’s Eye

By Gail Friedman It has been more than 50 years since television news and picture magazines began bringing into American living rooms a spate of searing images from Little Rock, Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, and Washington, D.C., heightening the visibility and

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University Receives Grant to Establish D.C. Africana Archives Project

The George Washington University has received a 33-month grant totaling almost $496,000 from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to establish the D.C. Africana Archives Project (DCAAP) at Gelman Library.  The DCAAP will document African American and African

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United States Colored TroopsService Records Now Available Online

From the National Archives: The National Archives announced this week it had completed the United States Colored Troops (USCT) Service Records Digitization Project done in partnership with Fold3.  The collection contains nearly four million images of historic documents and includes

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New Federal and State Parks in Maryland Commemorate Life and Legacy of Harriet Ross Tubman

I was a conductor on the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say – I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger (Harriet Tubman, 1896). On March

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Paterson’s Hinchliffe Stadium Named a National Historic Landmark

From H-New Jersey: The Christie Administration announced that Paterson’s Hinchliffe Stadium has been named a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.  The stadium is already listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.

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Building a Museum Collection from the Ground Up

Museum collections are so often the product of serendipity and circumstance— accumulated over a long period of time, shaped by curators’ interests, particular exhibition needs, bequests and a myriad of other factors. But what about a museum starting from scratch?

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DVRPC’s African American Heritage Tour Project

From the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission: On Monday, February 25, 5:30-7:45pm, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is hosting an event to highlight its African American Heritage Tour project at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Exhibits will be

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Black History Month in Historic Germantown

From Historic Germantown: The first protest against slavery happened right here in Germantown in 1688, 177 years before the 13th amendment was passed to abolish it. Black History runs deep in our community. From the past to the present we

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all-day The Past, Present and Future of ... @ Westminster Choir College
The Past, Present and Future of ... @ Westminster Choir College
Jan 30 – Feb 1 all-day
From MuseumL: To further research on how music scholars, performers, educators, journalists and industry professionals can engage the public,Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey will host a three-day conference on public musicology from January 30 to February
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CFP: Pennsylvania Historical Ass... @ Deadline
Mar 1 all-day
From H-Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania Historical Association invites proposals for its 2015 Annual Meeting to be hosted by Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, October 8-10, 2015. The program committee welcomes and encourages proposals on all aspects of Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic history.
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Art in Architecture/Architecture...
Mar 21 – Mar 22 all-day
From H-DC: Latrobe Chapter of The Society of Architectural Historians will hold the 11th Biennial Symposium of the Historic Development of Metropolitan Washington, DC, on March 21-22, 2015 at the Catholic University of America. Paper sessions will be held on the 21st,
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all-day Society for Applied Anthropology... @ Omni William Penn Hotel
Society for Applied Anthropology... @ Omni William Penn Hotel
Mar 24 – Mar 28 all-day
From MuseWeekly: The Society for Applied Anthropology will hold its 75th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from March 24-28, 2015 at the Omni William Penn Hotel.  The theme is Continuity and Change, and planners hope to explore and celebrate the Society’s long
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all-day Annual Conference of the Eastern... @ Rowan University
Annual Conference of the Eastern... @ Rowan University
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day
Submitted by Simon Bronner: The Eastern American Studies Association has announced the dates of its annual conference, Land and Sea– Geography, Economy, and Culture in the American Experience, to be held March 27-28, 2015 at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.

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