Florida Department of State Honors Black History Month through Viva Florida Events

Florida Department of State Honors Black History Month through Viva Florida Events

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 For Immediate Release: February 3, 2014

Contact: Brittany Lesser, 850.245.6522

Florida Department of State Honors Black History Month through Viva Florida Events

In recognition of Black History Month in February 2014, the Florida Department of State will host a number of opportunities to honor Florida’s black heritage and history in our state. The Department of State’s Divisions of Cultural Affairs and Library and Information Services, which include the Museum of Florida History, State Library and Archives of Florida and the Florida Memory Project, will offer exhibitions, lectures and music throughout the month of February.  These events are part of Viva Florida, a statewide multi-year initiative that promotes Florida’s history and cultural heritage.

“This year’s Black History Month is significant given that our nation is observing the anniversary of 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “Black History Month is a time to reflect on the diversity of our state and the vital contributions of Floridians to our social, political and cultural life today.”

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