The City of Philadelphia and
Independence National Historical Park invite the public to attend an informative event celebrating next steps for
The President's House:
Freedom and Slavery in Making a New Nation
Monday, June 5, 2006
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Room 114 (The Lecture Hall)
NW Corner of 12th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
This program is one of a series designed to inform the public about the project's progress and to enrich the understanding of the process of building a commemorative site. Two exceptional speakers will explore the theme of Commemorative Sites: the Opportunities for Teachable Moments:
Howard Dodson, Chief of the acclaimed Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library. Since 1984, Mr. Dodson has been at the helm of the largest historical archive in the world about people of African descent. An historian, lecturer, educator, and author, he chaired the Federal Steering Committee for the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan.
Fath Davis Ruffins, Curator of African American History and Culture in the Division of Home and Community Life at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. An award-winning historian, author, and exhibit developer, she has concentrated on preserving and restoring African American history.
Please call 215-686-7508 to confirm your attendance.