Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Celebrates Black History Month

Feb 26, 2010
Press Release
Honors Influential African Americans on House Floor

WASHINGTON, DC-Today Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), announced that in commemoration of Black History Month, he honored three influential African American leaders from Southern Florida throughout the month of February.  

“This month, we celebrate and remember those who have made invaluable contributions that have truly changed the face of our nation,” said Diaz-Balart.  “It is also an opportunity to reflect on the values and principles set by our Founding Fathers and how we can work together each day to ensure that our nation continues to thrive on those ideals.”  

“I am honored to call these Southern Florida leaders my friends and I am humbled by their activism, commitment and service to our community.” 

Throughout the month, Diaz-Balart honored the following African Americans, whose contributions have helped shape the community by recognizing them on the House floor.  The personal stories of the following leaders were included in this month’s Congressional record: