Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013
WASHINGTON – Amtrak will honor the contributions of African Americans throughout all aspects of American life, including the development, construction, management and operation of railroads across the country, by hosting events nationwide in celebration of Black History Month.
A listing of some public events:
– New York Penn Station – On Feb. 17, 19, 21, 24, 26 and 28, New York Penn Station will host a series of cultural performances and vendors specializing in African American arts & crafts, jewelry and more.
– Harrisburg, Pa. Station – Celebrating the Amtrak Keystone Service as a community and regional partner, the station will feature a display celebrating the “Emancipation Proclamation commemoration and inauguration of our Heritage Trail” through the end of February.
– Philadelphia Station – The Philadelphia Station will host a Black History Month Celebration with a vendor fair on Feb. 27 and with a variety of entertainment on Feb. 28. In addition, Amtrak is a co-sponsor of the African American Museum and the “Come See about Me – Supremes” exhibit.
– Boston Station – Amtrak will feature a celebration with art displays and other familyfriendly and educational activities on Feb. 21.
– Newark, N.J. – The Newark Museum has planned activities for Black History Month and features and an upcoming exhibit that opens on Feb. 27, “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts,” that Amtrak co-sponsors.
-Washington D.C. & New York – Amtrak has partnered with the Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks to honor local individuals who make a positive impact in their community with the Amtrak Pioneer Award later this month.
-Baltimore Station – On Feb. 21, Amtrak will host a Black History Celebration with a program, poetry reading and exhibitors from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.