Alejandro de la Fuente, associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, and Damion Jackson, curator of the African-American Collection at the Heinz History Center, will both present talks on Feb. 19 at Penn State Greater Allegheny.
Alejandro de la Fuente will present "The New Afro-Cuban Movement and the Debate on Race in Contemporary Cuba," at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 19, in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center at Penn State Greater Allegheny.
De la Fuente is the author of "Havana and the Atlantic in the Sixteenth Century" (University of North Carolina Press, 2008). His talk is part of the Teaching International Speaker Series.
Damion Jackson will give a presentation titled "The Three River City: Gateway to Freedom" at 7 p.m. Feb. 19, in the Lobby of the Residence Hall at Penn State Greater Allegheny.
Jackson will give a presentation on the history of blacks in the development of the city of Pittsburgh.