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Whiddon Rogers Education Center “33311 Journeys Through Black History”

Thursday, February 26, 2015
 
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WHO:              
Students, Community members and District staff
 
WHAT:            
Whiddon Rogers Education Center hosts “33311 Journeys Through Black History” 

WHEN:            
Friday, February 27, 2015, 9 a.m  
 
WHERE:          
Whiddon Rogers Education Center
700 SW 26 Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
 
WHY:              
As Black History Month comes to a close, the “33311 Journeys Through Black History” introduces Whiddon Rogers Education Center students to prominent African-American community members who grew up in the 33311 ZIP code and have become renowned historical black figures to the community. 
 
Students will have the opportunity to hear their motivational stories and how they ensured their own success. In addition to discussing the rich history of Fort Lauderdale and the area of the 33311 ZIP code, students will also lead a question and answer session.
 
Distinguished guests include:
 
  • Ms. Sonya Burrows, Burrows Electric Company
  • Mr. Bobby R. Henry, The Westside Gazette Newspaper
  • Commissioner Robert McKinzie, Fort Lauderdale City Commission District III
  • Mr. Newton Sanon, President/CEO OIC of South Florida
  • Senator Chris Smith, Florida State Senate District 31
 
MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.

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