October 26, 2016
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National Archives Hosts Conversation on African-American History

 WASHINGTON, -- On Thursday, September 10, at 7 PM, the National Archives,

in partnership with the National Park Service

Carter G. Woodson Home Historic Site, will present a discussion on
preservation in African American life and culture entitled The Shaping of
Black History: A Hopeful Vision -- A Dream Realized.  This event will be held
in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building, which is
located on the National Mall at Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW, and is
fully accessible.  

Moderated by Ida Jones, assistant curator of manuscripts at the
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center of Howard University, the discussion will
focus on the extent to which Dr. Carter G. Woodson's pioneering work in black
history shaped the African American ethos toward historic preservation, and
the role of African Americans in creating and protecting their "untold
stories."  Panelists include Pero Dagbovie, professor of history at Michigan
State University; Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, director of the public history
program, Howard University; Talitha L. LeFlouria, assistant professor of
African American history, Florida Atlantic University; Robert Stanton, former
director of the National Park Service; and Bettye Collier Thomas, founder of
the National Archives for Black Women's History, Mary McLeod Bethune Council

The program is free and open to the public.  Seating for this program is on a
first-come, first-served basis.  To request an accommodation (e.g., sign
language interpreter) for a public program please email
public.program@nara.gov or call (202) 357-5000 two weeks prior to the event.

For more information about this program, e-mail the National Archives at
public.program@nara.gov or call (202) 357-5000.

SOURCE  National Archives

National Archives Public Affairs, +1-202-357-5300

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