Convention 2011

The BLACK GERMAN HERITAGE & RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, held its 1st Annual Convention from August 19 to 21, 2011, at the German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, DC.

With the theme of “Strengthening Transatlantic Connections,” the convention hosted guests and presenters from our international community in Germany and the United States.

Our keynote speaker was Noah Sow, the acclaimed journalist, musician, producer and author of “Germany Black & White” (2008), who spoke about “Geteilte Geschichte: The Black Experience in Germany and the US.”

In cooperation with the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, the convention also featured an award ceremony for Hans J. Massaquoi, who was 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 was his son, Hans J. Massaquoi, Jr.

For More information, photos and videos, please visit our Convention Website!

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