The George Washington University Sponsors the Celebration of Black PR History Month


The George Washington University's Strategic Public Relations program ( is honored to sponsor the Museum of Public Relations celebration of Black PR History month.

At GW, we share the Museum’s goal to increase diversity and opportunity for PR professionals here in the US and all over the world. And, while there has been some progress to date, we know there is still more work to do. We are committed to being part of the effort to change our industry for the better.

Nelson Mandela reminded all of us “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”

We offer a variety of advanced degrees, including online and on campus Master's degrees and specialized Graduate Certificates. Our focus is to provide our students and alums with a current understanding of communications theory, strategy and tactics as well as the digital tools and techniques that are revolutionizing our profession.

Now entering our 10th year, our program has hundreds of alums actively engaged in industry leadership positions in Washington, DC, across the country and around the world. Further, our parent school, the Graduate School of Political Management ( has nearly 3,000 alumni and an unparalleled network in the fields of politics, strategic communications, and public affairs.

We encourage you to visit to learn more about our award winning program and outstanding faculty.

I hope you enjoy the event tonight and, once again, we are honored to be part of such a historic occasion for our profession.


Lawrence J. Parnell
Associate Professor and
Program Director
Master’s in Strategic Public Relations
Graduate School of Political Management
The George Washington University