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Slideshow & Panel Celebrating Black History Month in Coney Island

Feb 17, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

| Free
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Coney Island residents and friends are cordially invited to celebrate Black History Month with us in Coney Island on February 17th. The Coney Island History Project and Urban Neighborhood Services are hosting a slideshow presentation by Charles Denson followed by a panel discussion with long-time community members. Titled “The History of Coney Island’s West End and the Presence and Contributions of African Americans in Coney Island from the 1600s to the Present,” the slideshow will feature never-before-seen images from Charles Denson’s archive and photos that he took in the 1970s.

U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, Coney Island’s first African American Congressman, will be a special guest. The event is sponsored by City Councilman Mark Treyger, State Senator Diane Savino, State Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, Emblem Health and the Alliance for Coney Island.

Dinner will be served after the presentation.

Details

Date:
Feb 17, 2014
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

PS 329 Surfside School
2929 W. 30th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11224 United States
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Phone:
718-996-3800

Organizer

Coney Island History Project
Phone:
347-702-8553
Email:
Website:
http://www.coneyislandhistory.org/