Hillsborough County Public Schools Celebrates Black History Month
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
Tampa, Fla. – (February 6, 2017) – Students and staff at many Hillsborough County Public Schools are observing and celebrating the life and legacy of African Americans and their significant contributions to our society during Black History Month.
For the second year in a row, Hillsborough County Public Schools is partnering with the Florida State Fair featuring exhibits on display honoring local and national African Americans.
From February 9-20, twenty-seven displays, including nineteen from local schools, will honor these leaders at the Florida State Fair. 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 a former School Board member and local educators.
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 on February 10, Student Day at the Fair, depicting the achievements of such people as Frederick Douglass, Mary McLeod Bethune, and other prominent African Americans, as well as student poetry winners, music and dance.
We invite the public to come out and help us celebrate while enjoying the Florida State Fair.