Wednesday, March 31, 2021

PA Parks & Forests Foundation Hosts April 5 Program From John Heinz History Center On Their From Slavery To Freedom Exhibit

Join the
PA Parks and Forests Foundation as we welcome Samuel Black, Director of the African American Program at the Senator John Heinz History Center to a virtual presentation about the From Slavery to Freedom Exhibit on April 5 starting at Noon.

Mr. Black also serves as the Project Director for the award winning From Slavery to Freedom exhibit at the Center. 

The free presentation will stream live to PPFF’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel on April 5 and will be available to view any time after on those same platforms. 

Viewers will be engaged in a presentation by Mr. Black, exploring the exhibit, discussing how it relates to parks and forests, and learning more about the From Slavery to Freedom garden project.

Mr. Black has 28 years of experience in museums and historical institutions. An award winning curator and writer, he has numerous publications, including three books. He serves as Immediate Past President of the Association of African American Museums and has been a member since 1992.

“I look forward to discussing this important exhibit with Mr. Black,” said Marci Mowery, President of the PA Parks and Forests Foundation. “The exhibit explores the quest for freedom Africans in America from slavery until the 21st century.”

PPFF’s Lunch and Learn series launched in 2020 and provides information on a variety of topics. Past presentations are available to view on PPFF’s Facebook and YouTube Channel

It is supported by a grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation and Partnership Program and by Recreational Equipment, Inc.

For more information on programs, initiatives, special events and how you can get involved, visit the PA Parks & Forests Foundation website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Foundation,  Like them on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter or tune in to their YouTube ChannelClick Here to become a member of the Foundation.

The Foundation and their 46 chapters mobilize 65,000 volunteers annually to steward YOUR state parks and forests.

[Posted: March 31, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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