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Black History Month WURD Radio Live Broadcast with PAFA President, Eric Pryor

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Rhoden Arts Center
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
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Join WURD Radio for a special Black History Month Live Broadcast at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The evening will kick off at 4 p.m. with a conversation featuring Nick Taliaferro and Eric Pryor, PAFA’s first African American president. 

At 5:30 p.m., join WURD president and CEO Sara Lomax-Reese and Wake Up With WURD host Solomon Jones for a conversation exploring Solomon’s new book, "Ten Lives, Ten Demands." Jones tells the stories of real people whose lives and deaths pushed the Black Lives Matter movement forward. If you’re not a forWURD member, you can join or renew your membership on site at the sustaining membership level and receive an autographed copy of Solomon’s book.  

And, throughout the evening, you can experience PAFA by browsing the museum exhibits on the second floor of the Samuel M. V. Hamilton building, featuring several African American artists.

Guests will need to show vaccination card and ID for admission, and masks are required. Space is limited; please register by February 21.

WURD ​(96.1FM | 900AM | @onwurd | | WURD App​) is the only African-American owned and operated talk radio station in Pennsylvania, and one of few in the country. WURD serves as the heartbeat and pulse of Philadelphia’s African-American community by providing information and solutions that educate, uplift and inspire. Learn more at or by following @onWURD.