Please join the Prince George’s County Historical Society for the February 27, 2023, History Chat at 7 PM via Zoom, registration information is below. Chris Haley and John Peter Thompson will talk about the three Ps – People, Places and Politics in Prince George’s County and the lower Chesapeake Bay region. This conversation will focus on the intersection of black and white perspectives with respect to culture, heritage, and history.
Chris Haley is the Director of Research for the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland at the Maryland State Archives and Director of the Utopia Film Festival in Prince George’s County. He serves and/or has served on the following boards: Annapolis Film Festival. Annapolis Pride, Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, Historic London Town Foundation, Jake Savage Foundation, and the Annapolis Arts Alliance Foundation. His script for the 2004 The RECONCILIATION WALK for SLAVERY and PENITENCE held in Annapolis on September 29 helped garner the Maryland Tourism Council Global Marketing Award for the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation. He has spoken on genealogy, African American history and self-empowerment on many occasions including: the 2002 African American Genealogical Conference in Los Angeles, California, the 2000 Millennium of Ethiopia Celebration in Washington, DC, the 2008 and 2007 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conventions, the 2013 Texas Library Association, the 2014 Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society in Nashville, Tennessee, 2014 Presidents’ Day Address in the Maryland Old House of Delegates Chamber and at the 2016 International Roots Festival in The Gambia. The story of his DNA test that resulted in his discovery and reunion with relatives from the British Isles in 2009 was covered by innumerable news outlets including USA Today and the Huffington Post.
He is co-director of the Capital Region Emmy Nominated documentary, Unmarked, currently available on iTunes, Apple TV, Amazon, airing on PBS.ORG under the REEL SOUTH series, and accepted into, among others, the New Orleans, Savannah, Oxford, Pan African, and Annapolis Film Festival, on the state of often unknown and under supported burial sites of free and enslaved African Americans. He was named the 2021 Anne Arundel Arts Council Literary Arts Award Recipient for his many writings including poetry collections, Until the Right One Comes Along, Obsessions, and Fists and Rainbows. His next poetry collection, My Mind Has Many Windows, is slated to be published in 2023.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Feb 27, 2023 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.