PR Contact: Kaye Brown
Bay Black Heritage Festival, Inc.
THE TAMPA BAY BLACK
HERITAGE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES ITS 1OTH ANNIVERSARY
New Board of Directors, New Website
Tampa, FL, December 22, 2009 -The
Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival embarks on its 10th Anniversary January
14- 23, 2010 with a collage of events, fresh new faces to leadership, and
a brand new website to commemorate the occasion. Inspired by the
Festival's Legacy, the new Board of Directors' round table sessions
sought to further define the Heritage of the community and of the
The Heritage Festival's new Board of Directors is led by Ms.
Ruby Jackson, Festival Chairman & Events Coordinator, and Mr. William
Sanders, Festival Chairman & Entertainment Coordinator. Ms. Jackson
has served the Festival for over three years and has been an active board
member as well as leading committees. Her organizational expertise brings
a new strength to the Heritage Festival. Involved with the Heritage
Festival since its creation, Mr. Sanders has served on the board of
directors, has led committees, and has been instrumental in bringing a
gospel element to the Heritage Street Festival. The combined expertise of
the new board members
brings a diverse experience to the Festival's leadership.
The Heritage Festival has a brand new website
that captures the essence of the ten-day event. The new website features
direct connections with the Heritage Festival's Board, an all-access pas
to media updates, and awareness of what the Heritage Festival is doing
throughout the community.
The Heritage Festival has a continued commitment with Title
Sponsor Verizon and other sponsors including Fox 13 News, Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Florida, AAA Auto Club South, and Busch Gardens, and more. The
Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival is a ten-day event that features
cultural enrichment activities including local and national speakers,
musicians, poets, artists, and craftsmen. The Tampa Bay Black Heritage
Festival offers the community of Tampa Bay a unique blend of African and African
American art, culture, and history. It exists to support the culturally
rich and diverse Tampa Bay community by ensuring all events are inclusive
of its entire people.
For a complete list of Heritage Festival Events and
additional Heritage Festival information, visit www.tampablackheritage.org or
call 1.888.224.1733, ext. 3143.
The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival, Inc. exists to offer
the Tampa Bay Area community a unique blend of African and African
American art, culture and history, therefore serving as a conduit
for promoting and perpetuating the art, culture and history of Africans
and African Americans for the benefit of all in the Tampa Bay Area in a
context that is both educational and entertaining. It exists to
support the rich and diverse Tampa Bay Area community by ensuring all
events are inclusive of its entire people. The Tampa Bay Black Heritage
Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization.