Black History Month Reception

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801 Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602
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The Tampa Bay History Center is proud to announce the third annual Black History Month Reception, an evening of inspiration, recognition, and cultural celebration, set to take place on Friday, February 23, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.). The event will be hosted at the Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602.

This year’s reception is honored to feature distinguished guest speaker Senator Arthenia Joyner, a trailblazing leader whose contributions have significantly impacted the course of history. Sen. Joyner will share her insights and experiences, adding a powerful dimension to the evening’s program.

The Tampa Housing Authority proudly supports this event as the Black History Month Reception Gold Sponsor, exemplifying its commitment to fostering a community that values and preserves Black history.

Civil rights legend Reverend Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., a Tampa native, will join Sen. Joyner during the program. Rev. LaFayette will present the annual award named in his honor, recognizing an individual who has played a pivotal role in preserving and promoting Black history throughout the years. Guests will have the unique opportunity to have Rev. LaFayette autograph his book, “In Peace and Freedom,” at the reception.


Contact Name Billy Somerville

Contact Phone 813-675-8985

Contact Email info@tampabayhistorycenter.org

Site Contact Details

Location Tampa Bay History Center

Building Name/Room Number/Site TECO Hall

Event Type Arts, Ethnic/Cultural, Holiday/Seasonal Events, Museum/Gallery, Music, Special Events

Neighborhoods Channel District

Audience Adults

Participation Cost $75

Pre-registration required? Yes

Pre-registration Web Link https://tampabayhistorycenter.org/event/black-history-month-reception/

Event Web Link https://tampabayhistorycenter.org/event/black-history-month-reception/


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