New Leaders Guide Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival

The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival, Jan. 14-23, will celebrate its 10-year anniversary this year, along with new leaders on the board of directors and a new website.

Ruby Jackson, festival chairperson and events coordinator, and William Sanders, festival chairperson and entertainment coordinator, are leading the Heritage Festival's new board of directors.

The festival's new website features direct connections with the Heritage Festival's board, all-access media updates, and it provides awareness of the Heritage Festival's community activities.

The Heritage Festival is a family-friendly event that brings together an estimated 5,000 people to promote diversity and cultural sensitivity. Selected as one of the Top 20 events by the Southeast Tourism Society for 2010, the Festival's 10-day event features local and national speakers, musicians, artists, poets and more.

The photograph shown above of a Tampa streetcar emerging from Greco Plaza (near the Marriott Waterside and the Tampa Convention Center) was shot by Janasia Harris and won first place in the Annual Heritage Photography Contest.

For a complete list of Heritage Festival events and additional Heritage Festival information, visit

Writer: Nancy Vaughn
Source: Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
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