Panel, exhibit and networking reception, Thursday, February 1, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018, Joseph I. Lubin House, 11 East 61st Street, New York, New York, 6:00 pm. 

Learn about the extraordinary PR pioneers you never learned about in school. Meet social activist Ken Morris, descendant of both Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington, who will present the many communications lessons that may be learned from these pioneers. Listen to a fascinating panel of industry leaders as they discuss the need for diverse role models for today's young professionals. Panelists include Dr. Rochelle L. Ford (chair, public relations department, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University); Dr. Denise Hill (Elon University); Judith Harrison (Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Weber Shandwick, and president of the PRSA Foundation), Professor Donald Singletary (President, The Singletary Group), and Mike Paul (President, Reputation Doctor).

Book signing of Ofield with Dr. Rochelle L. Ford at 5:00 pm. Join Dr. Rochelle L. Ford at a book signing reception for Ofield: the Autobiography of Public Relations Man Ofield Dukes before tonight's program. Purchase your copy of Ofield prior to the event at Amazon or Barnes and Noble, or at the event at a 20 percent discount.

This event is sponsored in part by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, the Black Public Relations Society, New York City chapter, and The Museum of Public Relations.

Admission to event

Proceeds from ticket sales to this event will support the Ofield Dukes Scholarship Fund at Howard University, as well as the educational activities of the Museum, and tonight's networking reception. Please register early. Seating is limited.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event. See our Sponsorship page.

Black PR History event 2017

A Panel discussion on February 9, 2017 featured Dr. Rochelle L. Ford, chair, public relations department, Newhouse School of Public Communication, Syracuse University; Denise Hill, professor, Elon University; Don Singletary, adjunct professor, Baruch College; and Judith Harrison, SVP Diversity and Inclusion, Weber Shandwick, president of PRSA Foundation. Here are some photos taken at the event by Xueyao (Diana) Li.

The kick-off event to the first-ever Black PR History Month was sponsored in partnership with the National Black Public Relations Society, Prime Research, Institute for public Relations, IABC New York, The George Washington University, Heyman Associates and Odwyer's. Special guest speaker, Rick Kaiser, son of Inez Kaiser,  was honored at the event, along with Ofield Dukes, Moss Kendrix and others. A streamed video of the event may be seen at