Celebrating 2009 African American History Month in Fairfax County


Fairfax County Department of Family Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22035-1102

February 3, 2009

Celebrating African American History Month in Fairfax County

The public is invited to celebrate African American History Month at the Fairfax County Government Center on Friday, February 20, at a free event sponsored by the county government, Cox Communications and TV One Lifestyle & Entertainment Television.

The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and musical performances by the Antioch Baptist Church Gospel Choir, Alfred Street Baptist Church Male Chorus and the Cheyney Thomas Trio. The feature entertainment, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is the play, “A Rose Among Thorns: A Tribute to Rosa Parks,” performed by award winning actress Ella Joyce

In addition, winners of an essay contest sponsored by TV One and Cox Communications will read their essays and be awarded scholarships. Participants in the contest are from Fairfax County public high schools.

For more information about the event, or to request accommodations for a disability, please contact Emma Marshall with the Department of Family Services at 703-324-7483; TTY 703-222-9452 or by e-mail at emma.marshall@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-5870; TTY 703-222-9452.


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