Internationalizing African American History in the 21st Century

Last week of February, Dr. Robert F. Jefferson, Jr. , came to Austria to discuss how prominent black leaders such as Booker T. Washington and Barack Obama have provided a unique window into understanding the rich complexities of the African American experience and its impact on the international stage. He talked at schools and gave a lecture at the Amerika ...
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Breaking Hate with Christian Picciolini

The U.S. Embassy invited activist and reformed white supremacist Christian Picciolini to Vienna to talk with stakeholders about his work in extremism intervention, prevention, and disengagement. Christian Picciolini runs the NGO Free Radicals , which works on outreach to communities vulnerable to radicalization. Mr. Picciolini has trained government and law enforcement agencies and given talks around the world on ...
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A Spiritual Evening with Nicole Taylor

U.S. soprano Nicole Taylor spoke about the history of the African American spirituals, their original themes and the way they developed over time. Rediscovered during the Civil Rights Movement they continue to enchant audience all over the world. Mrs. Taylor not only talked but sang many examples of well known and lesser known spirituals. She ...
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