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Black History Month Reception

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Black History Month Reception

The Tampa Bay History Center is proud to announce the third annual Black History Month Reception, an evening of inspiration, recognition, and cultural celebration, set to take place on Friday, February 23, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be hosted at the Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602. The reception will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Lykes Atrium on the second floor. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in TECO Hall. (Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.)



This year’s reception is honored to feature distinguished guest speaker Senator Arthenia Joyner, a trailblazing leader whose contributions have significantly impacted the course of history. Sen. Joyner will share her insights and experiences, adding a powerful dimension to the evening’s program.

The Tampa Housing Authority proudly supports this event as the Black History Month Reception Gold Sponsor, exemplifying its commitment to fostering a community that values and preserves Black history.

Civil rights legend Reverend Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., a Tampa native, will join Sen. Joyner during the program. Rev. LaFayette will present the annual award named in his honor, recognizing an individual who has played a pivotal role in preserving and promoting Black history throughout the years. Guests will have the unique opportunity to have Rev. LaFayette autograph his book, “In Peace and Freedom,” at the reception.


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Tampa Bay History Center
801 Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Museum hours

The history center is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

**Galleries are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas and open until 3 p.m. on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Admission prices

Adult: $16.95
College Student: $14.95
Senior (60+): $14.95
Youth (7-17): $12.95
Child (0-6): Free
Members: Free

**First responders and veterans may receive discounted admission at Visitor Services.

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