PNC Celebrates Black History Month
At PNC, we believe that diversity initiatives make good business sense. We support diversity and inclusion in many ways, including programs that engage our customers, communities, employees and suppliers. In addition to employee events in Fort Wayne, Ind., Kalamazoo, Mich., and Towson, Md., PNC commemorates Black History Month with events in:
PNC is sponsoring "Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story," an exhibit at the Chicago Public Library, Feb. 4 - June 4.
In addition to "MLK Free Day" at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Jan. 16, PNC is sponsoring "Courage," an award-winning traveling exhibit that follows the story of Rev. J.A. DeLaine, Feb. 2 - Apr. 28, with an opening reception on Feb. 6.
PNC will sponsor the eighth annual Cleveland Cavaliers' Black Heritage Month Celebration, including MLK Night on Jan. 20 and Gospel Night on Mar. 2.
An event for invited guests on Feb. 24 at PNC Center will feature a tribute to the life and legacy of the late civil rights champion Dr. Arthur L. Johnson with entertainment provided by the Sphinx Organization.
- Newark, N.J.
PNC is sponsoring "We Wear the Mask," an exhibition on black dramatic theatre at the Newark Public Library, Feb. 1 - Mar. 10. The exhibition kicks off with an evening event on Feb. 1.
An event for invited guests on Feb. 16 will celebrate the life of Joan Myers Brown, the founder of the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) and the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts. The event will feature guest speaker Brenda Dixon Gottschild, author of "Joan Myers Brown & the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina: A biohistory of American Performance."
PNC is sponsoring a series of events honoring the legacy of Chuck Cooper, the first African-American ever to be drafted by an NBA team and former PNC community development banker. Public events include the Chuck Cooper Classic on Feb. 4 and Synthesis III: A Concert and Tribute to Chuck Cooper at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture on Feb. 17.
On Feb. 16, PNC will sponsor a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Town Hall Meeting and pre-event reception at the August Wilson Center.
- St. Louis
On Feb. 23, PNC will sponsor the second annual "Salute to Young Leaders," honoring 20 African American professionals age 40 or younger.
- Washington, D.C.
PNC is hosting an event for invited guests on Feb. 21 at the African American Civil War Memorial & Museum. NPR host and author Michel Martin will moderate the event, "The Civil War: Lost History, Lost Heroes," featuring keynote speakers Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor, The Atlantic, and Dr. Frank Smith, founder and director, African American Civil War Memorial & Museum.
For more details, please contact the PNC Diversity and Inclusion team.