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2007 Black History Month
Calendar of Events

This year's national theme is "From Slavery to Freedom: The Story of Africans in the Americas." In observance of African American History Month, NOAA will be sponsoring the following events:

  • Thursday, February 1, 2007, 10:00 a.m. - Noon, Bldg. SSMC-4, NOAA Auditorium, Silver Spring, Md.
    Guest Speaker: Montgomery County Executive Officer Ike Leggett
    For 16 years, Executive Officer Leggett has served on the County Council as a voice of balance and leadership for Montgomery County. His commitment to a career in public service has worked to bring people together to achieve common values. Whether fighting for civil rights or workers' rights, leading the fight for affordable housing or environmental preservation, he has always worked hard for the citizens of Montgomery County. The program also will feature musical selections, awards ceremony and ethnic food tasting.
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2007, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Bldg. SSMC-4, NOAA Auditorium, Silver Spring, Md.
    Guest Speaker: Reverend Al Sharpton
    Rev. Sharpton is a Pentecostal minister, a political activist, civil rights activist and film actor. In 2004, Sharpton was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. The program also will feature musical selections, awards ceremony and ethnic food tasting
  • Thursday, February 15, 2007, Black History Trivia 10:00 a.m. - Noon, Bldg. SSMC-4, NOAA Auditorium Silver Spring, Md.
    Here's a chance to test your knowledge of Black History, and as we celebrate NOAA's 200th Anniversary, learn about African American's contributions to NOAA's History. Get ready for fun and audience participation in this Jeopardy-style trivia game.
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 10:00 a.m. - Noon, Bldg. SSMC-3, 4th Floor Conference Room Silver Spring, Md.
    Guest Speaker: Faye Anderson
    Anderson is a filmmaker, political blogger and civic activist. She's particularly interested in the intersection of technology and civic engagement. The program also will feature musical selections, awards ceremony and ethnic food tasting.
 
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