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2020 Lonae A. Moore Memorial Forum
2020 Lonae A. Moore Memorial Forum presented by the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust at the Museum.

In partnership with the Museum, Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust will present the fifth annual Lonaé A. Moore Memorial Forum, “It Begins with Each of Us: Fostering Racial Understanding." This year's theme will be “Race in the United States: Connecting the Dots between 1776 and Today.” Panelists will include Dr. Jen Janofsky, the Giordano Fellow in Public History at Rowan University and the Director of Red Bank Battlefield Park in National Park, New Jersey, and Michael Idriss, the Museum's African American Interpretive Fellow.

For additional details as they become available, check out the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust website.

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About Dr. Jen Janofsky
Dr. Janofsky is the Giordano Fellow in Public History at Rowan University and the Director of Red Bank Battlefield Park in National Park, New Jersey. She received her B.A. from the University of Scranton, her M.A. from Villanova University, and her Ph.D. from Temple University where she studied early American history and public history. In 2004 she served as the Barra Dissertation Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of “Hopelessly Hardened’: The Complexities of Penitentiary Discipline at Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary” which appears in Buried Lives: Incarcerated in Early America edited by Richard Bell and Michele Tarter. She teaches Topics in Public History, American Material Culture, pre-Civil War America, and directs the internship in history program.

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About Michael Idriss
Michael Idriss is the African American Interpretive Fellow at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Michael attended Edward Bok Vocational High School in South Philadelphia. After working in behavioral health with individuals with Autism, in Northern Virginia, Michael returned to Philadelphia to pursue a lifelong passion for history. He first attended Delaware County Community College where he earned his Associates's degree before attending Temple University where he graduated with an honors distinction in History and a minor in Africology/Africana Studies in 2019.

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