HONOREES WITH CITY OFFICIALS—From left: City Councilman Corey O’Connor; honoree Nathan James, actor; honoree Kimmarie Johnson-Nwede, actress, producer and entrepreneur; mayor Bill Peduto; honoree Rasheed Jihad, producer; honoree Najaa Young, writer, producer and director; and Jim Griffin, director of the Department of Parks and Recreation. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

HONOREES WITH CITY OFFICIALS—From left: City Councilman Corey O’Connor; honoree Nathan James, actor; honoree Kimmarie Johnson-Nwede, actress, producer and entrepreneur; mayor Bill Peduto; honoree Rasheed Jihad, producer; honoree Najaa Young, writer, producer and director; and Jim Griffin, director of the Department of Parks and Recreation. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

An exhibit celebrating Black History Month is on display in the grand lobby of the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh. It  can be viewed through Monday, Feb. 29, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“A History on Film: A Tribute to African American Contribution to Film”  honors the achievements of 20 individuals with Pittsburgh roots.

FAMILY SUPPORT—The Johnson family supporting honoree Kimmarie Johnson-Nwede, far right. From left: father Frank Johnson, brother Gregg Johnson, son Cameron Nwede and Johnson-Nwede.

FAMILY SUPPORT—The Johnson family supporting honoree Kimmarie Johnson-Nwede, far right. From left: father Frank Johnson, brother Gregg Johnson, son Cameron Nwede and Johnson-Nwede.

The City-County Building lobby serves as the setting for an eclectic collection of photographs honoring individuals who have left a lasting legacy here in western Pennsylvania as well as throughout the world.  The city’s 2016 Black History Month exhibit showcases numerous actors and actresses in addition to recognizing the contributions of writers, producers and directors.

The exhibit is presented by Citiparks and  sponsored by WAMO 100.

FAMILY SUPPORT—Ayodiji Young, Najaa Young, Inshirah Jihad, Maliha Reed and Rasheed Jihad

FAMILY SUPPORT—Ayodiji Young, Najaa Young, Inshirah Jihad, Maliha Reed and Rasheed Jihad

The Black History Month display will showcase the following 20 individuals with Pittsburgh roots: Jonathan Adams—actor; Rusty Cundieff—actor/director; Billy Eckstine—musician/actor; Jamie Hall—actor; Nathan James—actor; Billy Jenkins—actor; Cherie Johnson—actress/writer/producer; Kimmarie Johnson-Nwede—actress/producer; Tiaunte Kelly—actor/director/producer; Carmel Macklin—actress; Mercury Morris—athlete/actor; Njaimeh Njie— producer; Bill Nunn—actor; David Pendleton—actor; Billy Porter—actor; Vivian Reed—actress; Lamman Rucker—actor; Jarvia Udosen—actress; Darcel Wynne—actress/dancer; and Najaa Young—writer/director/producer.

HONOREE—Barbara James with her son, honoree Nathan James.

HONOREE—Barbara James with her son, honoree Nathan James.

For more information on the exhibit, call Citiparks at 412-255-8983 or visit http://www.Citiparks.net.

(Information courtesy of Citiparks.)

 

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