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MEDIA ADVISORY

February 2, 2004

Frances Marine
(850) 245-0413

Education Commissioner Jim Horne and Other Education Leaders to Kick off Black History Month With Opening of First Ever Education Black History Exhibit

TALLAHASSEE — Education Commissioner Jim Horne and Dr. Debra Austin, Chancellor for Colleges and Universities, will be joined by Secretary of State Glenda Hood and Secretary of Health Dr. John Agwunobi to open the Department of Education's first ever Black History Month Exhibit. The exhibit, which pays tribute to the 1954 landmark Supreme Court case of Brown versus the Board of Education of Topeka, will celebrate contributions by African Americans to Florida education featuring artifacts from FAMU, local school districts, community colleges and individuals.

The Exhibit Opening will take place at:

3:00 p.m.
Monday, February 02, 2004
Florida Department of Education
Turlington Building lobby
325 W. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Immediately following the grand opening ceremony, speakers will tour the exhibit, which will be open during business hours Monday through Friday, February 2 to 27, 2004. In addition, the exhibit will be open on to the general public on Saturday, February 21 for family day. The exhibit is sponsored by the Florida Lottery and Winn Dixie.