Dr. Marc Lamont Hill to Deliver Virtual Keynote Speech at Tamarac's Black History Month Celebration


As part of a series of Black History Month events celebrating Black culture and history, the City of Tamarac is proud to share a live, virtual presentation by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, a renowned African American scholar, journalist and activist at its February 26 Black History Month Celebration. Hill will deliver a keynote address virtually, while other elements of the event will be offered in-person.

An award-winning journalist, Dr. Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. He hosts BET News and the Coffee & Books podcast. He also serves as the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities and Solutions at Temple University. He has worked in solidarity with human rights movements around the world. Since his youth, Dr. Hill has been a social justice activist and organizer.

Dr. Hill's presentation will be shared on a large screen at the event. Additionally, Tamarac's Mayor and Commission will recognize and honor local community leaders during the event. Attendees will also enjoy live, in-person poetry by Rebecca "Butterfly" Vaughn, performances by Delou African Dance Ensemble and cultural art displays.  

This free event starts at 6 p.m. and is being held at the Tamarac Sports Complex, 9901 NW 77th St.

In-person attendees must pre-register to reserve a 12x12-foot viewing space. Masks and social distancing are required.

For more information or to register, visit https://tamarac-bhm.eventbrite.com or call Tamarac's Parks and Recreation Department at (954) 597-3620.

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Source: The City Of Tamarac


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Tamarac, a city located in western Broward County, is home to more than 60,000 residents and approximately 2,000 businesses. Tamarac provides easy access to highways, railways, airports, waterways, and a wealth of cultural and sports activities.