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For Immediate Release: 1/29/2007

Montgomery County Celebrates Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, the public is invited to a free program that kicks off the month on Thursday, February 1 at 7 p.m., in the Executive Office Building, Lobby Auditorium, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville. The annual program is sponsored by the Office of the County Executive and this year’s theme is, “Inspired By Our History, United By Our Future.” This year’s honored guest will be The Reverend Ruby Reese Moone, President of the Maryland State Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Light refreshments will be served.

Other Black History Month events sponsored by Montgomery County include:

• Folklore, Stories and Fables performed by Baba Jamai Koram, on Saturday, February 3 at 2 p.m., at the Long Branch Library. Call 240-777-0910 for more information.

• Book discussion on African Literature by Jo Stallworth, on Monday, February 12 at 7 p.m. at Long Branch Library. Call 240-777-0910 for more information.

• “Negro Spiritual,” performed by the Heritage Signature Chorale, on Wednesday, February 21 from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Executive Office Building Auditorium. Call 240-777-1293 for more information.

All activities are free and open to the public. Parking for events at the Executive Office Building in Rockville is available in the public parking garage on the corner of East Jefferson and Monroe Streets, behind the Council Office Building.

Visit the County’s website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov for a complete listing of Black History Month activities taking place throughout the County during the month of February. For more information, call 240-777-2500.

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Release ID: 07-034
Media Contact: Sue Tucker 240-777-6507

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