Black History Month Exhibit begins February 3rd
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Citiparks will honor 10 local young African American leaders in a Black History Month tribute to be displayed in the lobby of the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh. "History in the Making: Honoring Our Young African American Leaders of Today" kicks off Wednesday, February 3 at 6:00 p.m., and then runs weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Friday, February 26.
"The City's 2010 Black History Month exhibit pays tribute to an extraordinary group of young individuals who represent the efforts of many others who share their commitment to serving our community," said Ravenstahl. "We're proud to present this impressive exhibit that inspires as well as educates."
The exhibit showcases the accomplishments and contributions of these 10 outstanding individuals, as well as their plans for the future. Honorees were chosen in the fields of arts and entertainment, business/finance, civil rights/community action, education, health and wellness, military/law enforcement, politics, religion, science and technology, and social services.
The public is invited to attend the exhibit's opening reception on Wednesday, February 3, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the lobby of the City-County Building, 414 Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh. The ceremony will include remarks by Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and community leaders as well as refreshments and entertainment.
Throughout the month of February, residents will have an opportunity to hear many of the honorees speak at a series of lectures sponsored by the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation. Citiparks community recreation centers and Housing Authority of Pittsburgh sites will host events to showcase the individuals honored in the month-long exhibit.
For more information, call Citiparks at 412-255-8976 or visit www.Citiparks.net.
The City of Pittsburgh's celebration of Black History Month is presented by Citiparks and is sponsored by Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, 96.1 KISS and Penn Brewery.
HISTORY IN THE MAKING:
HONORING OUR YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERS OF TODAY
Major Lisa Bellamy, United States Army - MILITARY/LAW ENFORCEMENT
Charles Chapman, The L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry - RELIGION
Paul Ellis Jr., Esq. - CIVIL RIGHTS/COMMUNITY ACTION
Constance F. Horton, MSW, LSW; executive director, FAME - SOCIAL SERVICE
Greer Reed-Jones, education director, Pittsburgh Dance Alloy - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
La'Tasha Mayes, New Voices Pittsburgh - POLITICS
Jamilla Rice, teacher and acting curriculum director, Northside Urban Pathways Charter School - EDUCATION
Monte Robinson, football coach, ACMFA/Westinghouse High School - HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Rob Wilson, financial advisor, Blazer Capitol Management - BUSINESS/FINANCE
Dr. Barrett Woods, orthopaedic surgeon - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY