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The Transmigration Experience from Mississippi to Erie

Published: 02/08/2021

Original Paintings by local Erie Artist, Antonio Howard.  His art work is currently on display in the Waldron Student Center

Original Paintings by local Erie Artist, Antonio Howard. His art work is currently on display in the Waldron Student Center

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 Smith-Frazier, 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 years

The Transmigration Experience from Mississippi to Erie

Date: Thursday, Feb. 11th

Time: 7:00-8:30pm, Zoom ID: Register in advance for this webinar:

https://gannon.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9iwWBMGRSq6rl09tfB8R2g