Museum to honor Penn State Berks students at annual awards luncheon

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The CPAAM and Penn State Berks have a long history of collaboration.

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READING, Pa. -- Penn State Berks students will be honored at the Central PA African American Museum (CPAAM) annual awards luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, at The DoubleTree by Hilton in Reading, Pennsylvania. The theme is “Honoring Those Who Are Making a Difference.”

Nijah Bise, a sophomore business major, will accept the award on behalf of Penn State Berks students. As part of a Women’s Studies/African American Studies course research project, Bise was one of the students who partnered with the CPAAM to interview and write biographical essays of 25 African-American women from Berks County. These biographies were displayed as a special exhibit at the CPAAM for Women’s History Month in March 2017.

The Penn State Berks Center for Service Learning and Community-Based Research has partnered with the Central PA African American Museum and the Reading branch of the NAACP to pursue the Museum’s mission to recover, uncover, document, preserve and disseminate local black history.