MARTA honoring Black Historical past Month

ATLANTA — Feb. 1 marks the primary day of Black Historical past Month, and the Metropolitan Atlanta Fast Transit Authority (MARTA) is kicking off a celebration honoring civil rights icons’ contributions to Black historical past.

All year long, they are going to have fun Atlanta civil rights leaders who served, supported and advocated for MARTA with specifically designed buses. The buses will function icons together with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, Juanita Jones Abernathy, Congressman John Lewis, Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Evelyn Gibson Lowery, and Ambassador Andrew Younger.

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As well as, MARTA will acknowledge numerous its personal “barrier-breaking” workers who’ve made historical past throughout the group, together with a number of of the primary Black bus operators, secretaries, executives and supervisors.

MARTA will even host a sequence of group occasions celebrating Black Historical past Month. On Thursday, Feb. 14, from 4 p.m. to five p.m., MARTA’s public artwork program Artbound will carry out “Music from the Motion” by Kenny Leon’s True Colours Theatre Firm at West Finish Station.

On Thursday, Feb. 29, from 3 p.m. to six p.m., a particular Black Historical past Month occasion shall be held at School Park Station that includes dwell performances, MARTA trivia, and giveaways. Recent, regionally grown produce will even be out there by the MARTA market.

If you cannot make it to the occasions, you possibly can nonetheless honor Black Historical past Month on-line by way of MARTA’s trivia marketing campaign on social media or take heed to a curated Spotify playlist that includes Black Atlanta artists and
different artists from the peak of the civil rights motion. 


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