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Uncommon Knowledge with Glynis Johns

Join us on Thursday, February 25 at 6 pm as we continue to celebrate Black History Month with local historian and founder of Black Scranton Project, Glynis Johns, and a screening of her mini-documentary “Uncommon Knowledge.” Featuring the stories of historic Black community leaders, business owners, and residents of Scranton, “Uncommon Knowledge” shines a light on key individuals who helped create the Scranton we know today. This program is virtual and will be followed by a live Q&A.

A native Scrantonian, local historian, sociologist, artist, documentarian, and advocate, Glynis spends a lot of time researching Scranton in an attempt to piece together narratives of the Black community. She is proud to shift local perspectives on culture, inclusion, representation, and history. Glynis received her BA and MA in Sociology at St. John’s University and was highlighted in the March 2020 issue of Happenings Magazine as one of the most “Influential Women in NEPA” and was named NEPA Business Journal “Top 20 under 40 Young Business Professionals” 2019 honoree.

Please contact to register and receive the Zoom link to this program.

Funding has been provided by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.

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