Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 p.m. – Maryland Milestones presents “PORTIA – the life and career of Booker T. Washington’s Daughter.” Historian Susan Pearl will review the fascinating life of Portia, Booker T. Washington’s oldest child – her youth at her father’s Tuskegee Institute, her education in the United States and Europe, her career as a concert pianist and teacher, her marriage and family, and her brief residence in Prince George’s County. This illustrated virtual lecture will be co-sponsored by the Prince George’s County Historical Society.
Susan Pearl worked as Historian/Planner for the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission (Prince George’s County) for 30 years, and now serves as Historian for the Prince George’s County Historical Society. She is the author of more than ten publications on historic buildings and communities in the County, and her work included the beginning of the County’s Black History Program. She discovered Portia Washington Pittman in the early 1990s while researching and writing the history of Fairmount Heights, an early Black community in Prince George’s County where Portia and her husband, architect Sidney Pittman, lived; Ms. Pearl has continued research into Portia Washington’s fascinating life and musical career.
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After you register, you will receive, before Feb. 23, an invitation to join “Go to Webinar” for the event, 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2021.