The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) ended Black History Month on a high note on February 28th with an employee luncheon featuring guest speaker Garth Reeves, Sr. Reeves is the longtime community activist and publisher emeritus of the Miami Times, the oldest African-American newspaper in the southeastern United States. He talked about his history of using his family’s newspaper to advocate for social change. Reeves efforts helped to desegregate Miami’s beaches and golf courses.
(Left) Garth Reeves, Sr. and Florida Memorial University President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis and Miami-Dade Aviation Department Director Emilio T. González. Artis gave remarks, while a soloist from FMU’s Department of Visual & Performing Arts provided a live musical performance. “We’re proud to celebrate the significant contributions that [Blacks] have made nationally and locally, and we are honored to have heard from Mr. Reeves, who has long been a pillar of the local African American community,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González.