Join with our branch this Saturday September 14, 2019 as we present best selling author & life coach Anita D. Russell who is founder of the Place To Boar LLC, Author of I wanna see Laney’s House Contributing Author to Multiple Anthologies.
The location of the event is 520 K. Leroy Irvis Science Center- CCAC Allegheny Campus
847 Legacy Way
Pittsburgh, PA. 15212
Just off Ridge Avenue between Brighton road and Galveston Avenue.
So far this year our branch has been involved in a multitude of substantive programs centered around our 2019 theme Black Migrations as we commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the Virginia Colony.
Our branch was the first branch to receive a Statewide Proclamation commemorating the 400th anniversary of Africans arrival in the English Colony and the only state in said United States to have our Governor declare ABOLITION DAY which occurred on March 1, 2019.
Our branch now has two Institutional members which are the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. This branch has never had two Institutional members and we plan on having more institutional members before the year is out.
Our branch is now a member of the Pittsburgh Human Relations Fair Housing Task Force and we are working diligently with the Woodville Plantation to improve the African American experience at said site.
This past May 18, Dr. Lutitia Clipper gave an excellent presentation titled Reflections On Education, Acculturation, And Economic Boundaries For Forced Migrant Populations.
On March 16, 2019 the gifted scholar Dr. Yolanda Covington-Ward gave enlightening in-depth presentation on the crimes of King Leopold ll atrocities in the Congo Free State.
Further our branch has partnered with the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Pittsburgh Branch;The Robert Goode Family; Martha Richards Conley Family; The William Henry Lavender Wolfe Family; The Downtown Business Branch of Carnegie Library; The Race& Reconciliation Dialogue Group of St. Paul Cathedral;The Brown Memorial Chapel; St Matthews AME Zion Church In Sewickley PA; The Garrett County Historical Society; Betty Pickett; Cynthia Grace.
Our branch has adopted the historic Negro Mountain in Garrett County Maryland through the Maryland Adopt-A -Highway Program.
Our branch was featured in an excellent article this week in the Washington Post in reference to Negro Mountain.
Our branch has reached out to key contacts in Gettysburg and Lancaster PA to become ASALH organizing branches.
We have assisted the oldest Black church in Gettysburg PA as they will celebrate their 180 anniversary in 2020.
We continue to work with Dr. Stephanie Boddie on her project titled Unfinished Business which we hope to present in 2020.
Our branch secretary Alexis Clipper just recently graduated from the Executive Leadership Academy TALI which is the first of its kind program in the United States housed in the Tepper School of Business on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University.
Our branch historian Alonna Carter who is also a highly talented Genealogist wrote an excellent article in the New Pittsburgh Courier dated May
22, 2019 Titled Preserving The Historic Negro Mountain.
Ms. Carter just completed an excellent family interview with our new member Charlie Wiggins who turned 102 last week. He is the oldest member in our Branch and one of the oldest ASALH members in the United States.
We have begun outreach to the Pittsburgh Public Schools in effort to attract young people to our branch in the context of our mission statement.
These are just a few of the initiatives and programs our branch has been involved in for 2018- 2019.
Ann Mason continues to give exemplary service to our branch for which we are most proud.
We are also most appreciative of the steadfast support of Marlene Bransom whose scholarship and energy are commendable.
We welcome input on programming from all.