PAAH Conferences, Programs, & Exhibitions
October 7, 2021 6:00 p.m. ET Join host, Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens as she leads a discussion, with Alex Black, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Derrick
October 7, 2021
6:00 p.m. ET
Join host, Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens as she leads a discussion, with Alex Black, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Derrick R. Spires, Cornell University; Manisha Sinha, Still Senior Panelist, Douglass Winner; and William Kashatus, William Still Biographer, on the life of African-American Abolitionist, William Still.
Sponsored by the Program in African American History
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 16 | 7:00 pm on Zoom About the Event
About the Event
Members $20 | Non-Members $25
Learn about the history of Black Philadelphia while soaking in the fullest array of our nation’s most important and historic monuments and sights. With a focus on the city’s early history, The Black Journey will bring to light every detail of Philly’s Black past. Walk in the footsteps of enslaved people, abolitionists, enslavers, and founding fathers.
Tour includes the following on-site location visits: Independence Hall, The President’s House, Congress Hall, Old City Hall, First U.S. Supreme Court Building, American Philosophical Society Museum, Independence Square, Washington Square, Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, Bicentennial Moon Tree, the former location of the Philadelphia Prison Site and the oldest continuous piece of land owned by people of African descent.
Raina Yancey, Esquire is a lawyer in Philadelphia as well as the owner of “The Black Journey: African- American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia.” She is a graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law and Richmond University in London where she studied International Relations, History, and Economics. Prior, to returning to her hometown of Philadelphia, Raina was an international lawyer working in Project Finance in the Beijing, China, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates offices of an international law firm. She currently practices Intellectual Property and Technology law. When she is not practicing law, Raina’s major passion is history. Her main area of focus is the history of Black lawyers in Philadelphia.
(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm