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Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 25, 2003


National Black History Month Celebration Today's Youth: Tomorrow's Leaders - February 26

In celebration of Black History Month, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Civil Rights and the Foreign Affairs Recreation Association’s State of the Arts Cultural Series are co-sponsoring a program to honor the accomplishments of African-Americans in our nation’s history. The program will be held in the State Department’s Dean Acheson Auditorium at 2201 C Street, NW, Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, February 26, 2003, from 12 to 1 p.m. The theme is “Today’s Youth: Tomorrow’s Leaders.”

The Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard and Drill Team along with the Eugene Burroughs Middle School Concert Choir are the guest performers. Kinisha Forbes, a classical pianist from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., will perform several classical piano selections.

The program is open for press coverage. For additional information, please contact
Antionette St. Clair at (202) 647-9040 / 9294.

Media representatives may cover this event upon presentation of either (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a photo ID issued by the employing media organization, or (3) a letter on official letterhead from their news organization verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo ID (driver’s license or passport). Members of the press should enter through the Department of State’s 23rd Street entrance, between C and D Streets, NW.

Released on February 25, 2003

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