First Annual Black German Cultural Society Inc. Convention

First Annual Black German Cultural Society Inc. Convention

German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
2011-08-19 through 2011-08-21

The Black German Cultural Society, Inc. is excited to announce its First Annual Convention to be held from August 19 to 21, 2011, at the German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, DC. With the theme of “Strengthening Transatlantic Connections,” the convention will host guests and presenters from our international community in Germany and the United States.
Our keynote speaker will be Noah Sow, the acclaimed journalist, musician, producer and author of “Deutschland Schwarz Weiß” (C. Bertelsmann, 2008), who will speak about “Geteilte Geschichte: The Black Experience in Germany and the US.”
In cooperation with the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, the convention will also feature an award ceremony for Hans J. Massaquoi, who will be given the “Champion of the Humanities Award” in honor of his lifetime achievements as an author, journalist, and cultural ambassador. Accepting the award at the convention on behalf of Mr. Massaquoi will be his son, Hans J. Massaquoi, Jr.

Additionally, the convention will feature a photo exhibit on “The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany,” and “Homestory Deutschland: Gelebt – Erlebte Schwarze Deutsche Geschichte(n).”…

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