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Marshall Center Celebrates Black History Month Feb. 23
Betty Humphery
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)

Media Advisory: 06-025

What: 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.

When: Thursday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. CST

Where: Marshall Space Flight Center, Morris Auditorium, building 4200

To attend: 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.