Black History Month

BLACK HISTORY MONTH is one of the most widely-celebrated of American, federal months.  It was originally established in 1926 as Negro History Week by noted African-American author and Harvard University scholar, Dr. Carter G. Woodson.  Dr. Woodson’s hope was that this special observance would remind all Americans of their ethnic roots, and that the commemoration ... Read More»

Portuguese students from Loures visit the U.S. Embassy

On February 22, 2018 a group of 12th graders from the Escola Secundária Dr. António Carvalho de Figueiredo in Loures visited the Embassy to learn more on the US Diversity, namely to know about MLK and the US Civil Rights Movement. Taking the opportunity to celebrate Black History Month, Meg Ryan, the Embassy Assistant Public ... Read More»

Public Affairs Officer celebrates Black History Month in Santarém

On February 16, 2018 Public Affairs Officer, Todd Miyahira together with the Educational Adviser, Ricardo Sequeira and American Public Affairs Intern, Russel Choules, spoke at Dr. Ginestal Machado high school to a group of 11th graders, about multiculturalism in the USA  and opportunities to study in the U.S.   The speakers addressed the value and importance ... Read More»

Inauguration of American Shelf at ES São João da Talha

On February 2, 2018 the Office of Public Affairs within the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon organized a visit to Escola Secundária de São João da Talha, near Lisbon, to talk about MLK and the Civil Rights Movement to celebrate Black History Month. Assistant PAO, Meg Young spoke to an audience of almost 130 students (10th/11th/12th ... Read More»

Civil Rights and US Diversity explained at Vergílio Ferreira high school

On January 29, 2018 Meg Young, Assistant Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy, visited Vergílio Ferreira high school in Lisbon and spoke to a group of  approximately 85 11th graders, on the topic of the Civil Rights Movement and US Diversity. English teacher, Rogério Alves, noted how he appreciated having a U.S. diplomat engage ... Read More»

Portuguese Students from Fundão visit the US Embassy in Lisbon

On January 8, 2018,  POL/ECON Officer, Roshni Nirody welcomed a group of students from Agrupamento de Escolas do Fundão to U.S. Embassy, Lisbon. This group of 14 12th graders came to the Embassy to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.  Ms. Nirody explained her work at the Embassy ... Read More»

Professor Ethan Johnson at the 38th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies

“The election of President Donald Trump falls squarely in line with U.S. politics and culture” according to Portland State University Professor Ethan Johnson, key-note speaker at the 38th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies (APEAA), held at the University of Minho in Braga, April 27-29, 2017. Sponsored by the American Embassy Lisbon, Professor ... Read More»

Speaker Françoise Hamlin talks about Black History Month

As part of Black History Month and our overall migrant/refugee outreach, the Embassy brought African-American and African expert Françoise Hamlin to Portugal from February 13-14, to speak on the rethinking the Civil Rights Movement. In particular, the importance of history; how the mass movement for civil rights is defined in the U.S. and how the ... Read More»
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