Black History Month at PREIT Properties

In celebration of Black History Month, PREIT properties partnered with local businesses and organizations to host community events – plus promoted our Black-owned businesses on social media.

Woodland Mall hosted two events in one to celebrate Black History Month! The property partnered with the City of Kentwood to host their third annual Unity Walk to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. After the walk community members were invited to stay for remarks from Kentwood Mayor Stephen Kepley, an educational session on the 60th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, live music, and refreshments.

Later that day, New Hope Baptist Church presented its African American Live Museum, with over 25 live performances featuring notable African American historical and current figures. There were figures from politics, sports, science, arts, and entertainment – among the legends depicted were Aretha Franklin, Etta James, The Temptations, and Deion Sanders.

Mall at Prince George’s celebrated Black History Month by welcoming local performers presented by Paula Brown Performing Arts Center. The performances included Brown Ballerinas, African dance and drumming, poetry readings, and more.

At Cherry Hill Mall, Glassy Brown Cookies, a local small business with a retail location at Moorestown Mall, held a Black History-themed cookie decorating class! During the class, attendees of all skill levels learned how to decorate cookies with royal icing.

Black-Owned Businesses at the Properties

We’re thankful to the Black-owned businesses at our properties for their contributions to enhancing the shopping experience through diverse offerings and the inspiration they provide our communities. We’re committed to promoting these tenants all year through our Black-Owned Business 365 initiative. Check out your local mall’s event page to see all the Black-owned businesses at each property.

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