Bryan Wade, an award winning television producer, will present an oral history documentary titled “Keystones: The African American Veterans’ Experience” on Thursday, February 22 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Enrichment Center Theatre on campus.
This documentary is the first of a fifteen-part documentary series which chronicles the lives of African American servicemen and women who served from World War II to the Vietnam War. In conjunction with this documentary, Wade created a school curriculum, which he said is the first of its kind in the country to teach African American oral history.
Wade served four years in the U.S. Navy and two years in the U.S. Army National Guard. He is a trained educator and received his degree in elementary education from York College of Pennsylvania. Wade’s media background includes the television series “Worlds Apart,” for which he served as the executive producer and host from 1997-2008. The series explored the legacy of race and racism, and conducted nationwide college tours to Stanford University, Drexel University, the Morehouse College School of Medicine, and many other colleges and universities.
This event is free and open to the public. To register for the event, visit africanamericanveteransexperience.eventbrite.com
For more information, please contact Toni Chainey at [email protected] or call 717-948-6178.
This event is sponsored by Penn State Harrisburg’s Diversity and Educational Equity Committee, the Office of Student Life and Intercultural Programs, and the Commission for Women.