Black History Month Exhibit unveiled at Government Center

Members of the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Advisory Board join county officials in opening the 2012 Black History Month Exhibit in the Miami-Dade County Stephen P. Clark Government Center.

The Miami-Dade Black Affairs Advisory Board’s Heritage Planning Committee unveiled the 2012 Black History Month Exhibit recently with a program featuring music, entertainment and a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Miami-Dade Commission chair Joe A. Martinez, along with county commissioners Barbara Jordan, Jean Monestime, Xavier Suarez and members of the Black Affairs Advisory Board, honored African American women pioneers in South Florida as part of the ceremonies, which also paid tribute to several women trailblazers in the railroad industry.

Kinad Inc., the Historical Black Railroaders Society Inc., artwork by Alan Laird and Miami Jackson Senior High School students, along with a display paying homage to the independence of The Dominican Republic, are among the items available for public viewing Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Stephen P. Clark Government Center lobby.

The ribbon cutting preceded a month-long series of events during February dedicated to celebrating the African American presence in the United States and beyond. This year’s national theme: “Black Women in American Culture and History” is prominently featured as a theme in the exhibit.

For a complete listing of events and activities, visit the Black Affairs Advisory Board’s website at or call 305-375-4606.

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