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For Immediate Release:
August 06, 2012

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Trenae Floyd
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Commissioner Jordan proclaims Marcus Garvey Day


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Noting the great influence that Caribbeans have made on South Florida's culture, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan took time to honor one of Jamaica's native sons and highlight his contributions to his homeland and throughout the world. On Thursday, August 2, 2012, Commissioner Jordan presented Don Rico, founder of The Marcus Garvey Celebrations Committee, with a proclamation proclaiming August 17, 2012 as Marcus Garvey Day.

Pictured L to R: Pharaoh Shabaka, CEO, African Hollywood; Professor Donald Jones, University of Miami School of Law and MGCC-SFL Advisor, Marcus Garvey Trial Project; Vernon Martin, Director of Student Activities, Florida Memorial University and Co-Host of "LionSplash" at the Annual Marcus Garvey Birthday Celebrations (AMGBC); Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, District 1, Miami-Dade County; Ras Don Rico Ricketts, Founder/Chairman, The Marcus Garvey Celebrations Committee; Geoffrey Philp, The Marcus Garvey Celebrations Committee - Marcus Garvey Exoneration Petition Project; Benjamin Essien, UPPAC Member, Nigerian-American Community Supporter/Sponsor of the AMGBC; and, Emekan Afamefuna, Director/Photographer, PictureTek
Pictured L to R: Pharaoh Shabaka, CEO, African Hollywood; Professor Donald Jones, University of Miami School of Law and MGCC-SFL Advisor, Marcus Garvey Trial Project; Vernon Martin, Director of Student Activities, Florida Memorial University and Co-Host of "LionSplash" at the Annual Marcus Garvey Birthday Celebrations (AMGBC); Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, District 1, Miami-Dade County; Ras Don Rico Ricketts, Founder/Chairman, The Marcus Garvey Celebrations Committee; Geoffrey Philp, The Marcus Garvey Celebrations Committee - Marcus Garvey Exoneration Petition Project; Benjamin Essien, UPPAC Member, Nigerian-American Community Supporter/Sponsor of the AMGBC; and, Emekan Afamefuna, Director/Photographer, PictureTek


 

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