Black PR History Month
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, 6:00 p.m. The kick-off event to the first-ever Black PR History Month, produced in partnership with the National Black Public Relations Society, features Rochelle Ford, chair, PR Department, Syracuse University; Denise Hill, professor, Elon University; Judith Harrison, SVP, Diversity and Inclusion, Weber Shandwick and president of PRSA Foundation; and Donald Singletary, adjunct professor, Baruch College and Syracuse University. Special guest speaker, Rick Kaiser, son of Inez Kaiser, will be honored at the event, along with Ofield Dukes, Moss Kendrix and others. Open to students, professors, professionals, and the worldwide PR community. To sign up for this event, please click here
Women's PR History Month
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 6:00 p.m. Women's PR History Month, the first-ever celebration of the role of women in the profession’s history, with special guests Muriel Fox, co-founder and first PR director of the National Organization of Women, and Anne Bernays, daughter of Doris Fleischman Bernays, who will speak publicly about the under-recognized role of her mother for the first time. The panel will be led by noted historians Karen Russell, professor at University of Georgia and Meg Lamme, professor at the University of Alabama. To sign up for this even, please click here
The Museum of Public Relations is a 501(c)(3) educational institution chartered by the New York State Board of Regents to serve the world's growing community of public relations students, educators, researchers and practitioners. Founded in 1997, the museum is considered the field’s primary repository for documents covering the evolution of the field over the last century. Its archives include more than 600 significant books (many first editions and signed); dozens of artifacts; correspondence; photographs of historically significant people and events; examples of old media technologies; and a digital archive of video taped oral histories. It is considered the world’s largest collection of materials documenting PR history.
The museum resides at Baruch College’s Newman Library Archives and Special Collections, where it is open to the public by appointment for tours, guest lectures and research. The museum also has a strong educational presence online, featuring both a popular website and a Facebook page that has more than 7,300 followers from 50 countries.
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