Americana

June 8, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132

Join us as we welcome professor and speaker, Dr. Johnathan White for his program Americana where we will be discussing photos and their historical context versus innately perceived biases.

Dr. White received his B.A. in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University. At the University of Pittsburgh, he earned an M.A. in History with an emphasis in African-American History and Black Literature. His M.A. thesis examined the evolution of black nationalist thought from 1936-1968. His dissertation titled, It Was All a Dream…Pittsburgh’s Musicians Local 471: Collective Memory and Alternate Truths, collected and utilized oral histories to reveal how collective memory re-constructs and re-imagines the past. He is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor at Penn State Greater Allegheny. He is Co-Director of the Stewart and Jones Scholar-Leadership Program. He is also chair of the campus Anti-Racist and Social Justice committee.

This program is free to attend and while registration is not required, it is appreciated. Simply fill out the form below to secure your place. Light refreshments will be provided.