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Students’ Exhibits Honor Black History Month

February 03, 2016

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications

Tampa, Fla. – (February 3, 2016) – For the first time at the Florida State Fair, exhibits will be on display featuring local African Americans who have made significant contributions to our community.

There will be twelve displays, including six from local schools, honoring these leaders. The displays will include a collection of videos depicting African American leaders and their contributions for equality in Tampa, news clippings from the historical sit-ins for equality in downtown Tampa, and a pictorial display of the life and contributions of the three African American School Board members.

The Black History Month display booths are located adjacent to our annual school exhibits in the Florida Center. The Florida Center is open until 9 p.m. each night of the fair.

There will also be live performances depicting the achievements of such people as Frederick Douglass, Mary McLeod Bethune, James Brown, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and other prominent African Americans.

We invite the public to come out and help us celebrate this historical moment while enjoying the Florida State Fair. 


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