Black History Month Calendar of Events

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BHM speaker series

FEB. 10—PNC Financial Services will host the Black History Month Speaker Series, “A Conversation in Courage” from 8:15-9:30 a.m. at the August Wilson Center for African-American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This event is in celebration of Black History Month. Renee Powell, the daughter of the late golfer, entrepreneur, and visionary William J. Powell, will be the keynote speaker. He was the only African-American to design, build, own and operate a golf course. And she was the second African-American woman to play Ladies Professional Golf. The event is free and open to the public. A continental breakfast will be served and registration is requested. For more information, email corporate.events@pnc.com.

 

Fashion show

FEB. 13—The William E. Anderson Library of Penn Hills will host a Black History Program: Featuring African Fashions with Lillian “The Pink Lady” Peterson from 2-3 p.m. at 1037 Stotler Rd., Penn Hills. There will also be a fashion show at 11 a.m. at the Lincoln Park Community Center. Admission is free and open to all ages. For more information, call 412-793-7000.

BHM celebration

FEB. 14—Gethsemane COGIC will host a Black History Month Celebration at 4 p.m. at 200 Crest St., Clairton. There will be a light repast immediately following the program. For more information, call Wanda Davis at 412-464-1300 ext. 108.

BHM celebration

FEB. 16—Duquesne University and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will host “Derek ‘DNA’ Ashong presents Dear President Obama” at 7 p.m., Mary Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This event will feature Ashong, who leads a global cultural movement that empowers young people by using niche and viral marketing in the music industry and other media platforms. All are welcomed. Admission is free. For more information, call 412-396-1117.

BHM service

FEB. 21—The Summer Vacation Bible School of Morningside COGIC will host a Black History Month Service at 4 p.m. at Dearborn St., Morningside. The theme is “Reflecting on Pittsburghers.” The selected individuals to be recognized are Helen Faison, Nate Smith, Commander Gwen Elliot and John Moon. There will also be a showing of the documentary, “Freedom House.” All are welcomed to attend. For more information, call 412-361-9865.

Poetry slam

FEB. 25—Duquesne University and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will host “Poetry Slam: Dukes and Duchesses on the Bluff” at 8 p.m. at The Red Ring Restaurant, the Power Center, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Square, Uptown. The event will feature original poetry, haikus, ballads and more from Duquesne community members. For more information, call 412-396-1117.

Art chat

FEB. 27—The William E. Anderson Library of Penn Hills and the Carnegie                                                                                     Museum of Art and Allegheny County Library Collection will host “Art Chat: Teenie Harris” at 2 p.m. at 1037 Stotler Rd., Penn Hills. Attendees will have the opportunity to view photographs from Harris’ 40-year career with the Pittsburgh Courier.  The collection of approximately 80,000 images is the largest single collection of photographic images of any black community in the world.  Jara Dorsey, Community Outreach Specialist for the Carnegie Museum, will offer a presentation detailing Harris’ life and offering some of his most famous photographs, providing an opportunity to understand his incomparable techniques and see Pittsburgh through his eyes.  Admission is free. For more information, call 412-793-7000.

Church celebration

FEB. 28—Central Baptist Church will host the African-American History Celebration “Looking Back To Go Forward” from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at 2200 Wylie Ave., Hill District. Dr. Ralph Proctor, Chairman of the Ethnic and Diversity Studies Department at CCAC, will be the keynote speaker and Harold Hayes will be the Master of Ceremony. There will be several performances and presentations. For more information, call 412-566-1200.

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