Cultural Conversations Series: The Transmigration Experience from Mississippi to Erie
Original Painting by Erieite Antonio Howard, Currently part of Display in Waldron Student Center during Black History Month
Date: Thursday, Feb. 11th
Join us for a fascinating dialogue with treasured members of Erie's African American community, GU Alums and Gannon students: Program Moderator: Dr. Parris Baker, Assistant Professor, GU Dept. of Social Work, Mr. Johnny Johnson, M.Ed., Author of Erie African Americans in the 1880’s, Mr. Fred Rush, long-time leader in Erie’s local government and the first director of the Erie County Human Relations Commission, Ms. Denise Horton, member of Board of Stewards, ST. James AME Church, Mr. Gary Horton, President of the NAACP of Erie, Gannon Alum Ms. Dorothy Frazier-Smith, as well as GU students Brevin S. Flowers, Tare Standback, and Joshua X. Jackson.
Part 1: A historic overview of the northern migration and a few important pioneers in Erie with Mr. Fred Rush and Johnny Johnson.1930-1960
Part 2: Sixty-year examination of Erie from 1960-2020
Part 3: Projection of next 30-50 years11
Time: 7:00-8:30pm, Zoom ID: Register in advance for this webinar: