MIAMI – The Miami-Dade Black Affairs Advisory Board (BAAB), under the Office of Community Advocacy will unveil this year’s Black History Month Exhibit on Friday, Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. at the lobby of the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, Miami FL 33128.
Fifty-six years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, African Americans have made great strides and contributions to American society. To celebrate the achievements of local African Americans, twenty-three residents will be recognized in an exhibit, “Vessels 2020: Women of Substance” and “Triumphant Spirits 2020: African American Men,” featuring women and men who make significant contributions to our community. The year 2020 also marks the 150th anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment, which gave black men the right to vote. Later, the Nineteenth Amendment granted that same right to women.
There will also be a “Soul Food truck” invasion and entertainment. For a detailed calendar of events of all events during Black History Month, visit www.miamidade.gov/advocacy/black-affairs-home.asp.
For more information on the month’s events, please contact Black Affairs Advisory Board Director Retha Boone-Fye at 305-375-4606.
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