For release: 02/01/02
Release #: 02-013
NASA Marshall marks Black History Month with exhibits, public events throughout February
What: In February, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will mark Black History Month with a series of programs and events intended to unite NASA employees with Huntsville-area industry leaders and young people. This year's History Month theme, "Defining Excellence: African-American Leadership in the New Millennium," embraces the roles and responsibilities of African-Americans in the workplace, the community and the nation.
Spider Martin Civil Rights Photo Exhibit: Open daily, Feb. 1-27, Bldg. 4200 lobby -- In the 1960s, Alabama photojournalist Spider Martin captured images of the American civil rights movement. His national touring exhibit of still photos, taken between 1965-1968, will be on view for NASA employees and visitors to the Center.
Leadership forum: 10-11:30 a.m., Feb. 12, Bldg. 4200, Morris Auditorium -- This event brings together Marshall Center leaders for a culturally diverse panel discussion on minority programs, initiatives, and pathways to leadership excellence. Open to Marshall Center employees; members of the media are welcome to attend.
Science Fair: 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Feb. 26, National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC), 320 Sparkman Drive -- elementary students from Huntsville area schools will display their science projects at the NSSTC (Rm. 4708), tour the Marshall Center and learn more about NASA's mission. Visitors escorted by badged NSSTC employees may attend; members of the media are welcome.
Black History Month closing ceremonies: 10-11:30 a.m., Feb. 27, Bldg. 4200, Morris Auditorium -- Guest speaker: Dr. Julian Earles, deputy director, NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland; local educators and organizations will be awarded for contributions to science education and leadership; event is open to the public.
Unification Activity: 9:30-11:30 a.m., Feb. 28, Sparkman Center's Bob Jones Auditorium, Redstone Arsenal). The Marshall Center will participate in the 7th annual "Festival of African-American Music/Art/Portrayals," hosted by Redstone Arsenal; event is open to NASA and Arsenal employees; members of the media are welcome.
MSFC Gate Entry: News media interested in covering events should contact Judy Pettus at (256)544-0034. All media must report to Gate 1, Martin Road exit at South Memorial Pkwy. Vehicles are subject to security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance.
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