Marshall Center Celebrates Black History Month Feb. 23
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
Media Advisory: 06-025
NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will join with other organizations on Redstone Arsenal Feb. 23 to mark Black History Month, presenting a program built on this year’s national theme: “Celebrating Community: A Tribute to Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Institutions.” The event will feature speaker Dr. Robert R. Jennings, president of Alabama A&M University in Huntsville.
NASA and Department of Defense personnel and contractors will attend the program to commemorate more than 100 years of service by black organizations and civic institutions. A tribute will be made to civil rights icons Rosa Parks, Vivian Malone Jones and Coretta Scott King. The Alabama A&M University Choir and the musical group, Phenomenal, will perform.
Thursday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. CST
Marshall Space Flight Center, Morris Auditorium, building 4200
News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Public and Employee Communications Office at (256) 544-0034 no later than Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4 p.m. Media must report to the Redstone Joint Visitor Control Center at Gate 9, Interstate 565 interchange at Rideout Road/Research Park Boulevard. Vehicles are subject to a security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is available in front of Bldg. 4200 on the southwest side.