MIAMI – On Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at its annual celebration for Black History Month, host delancyhill P.A. will honor Babacar M’Bow for his selfless contributions in building bridges in the African Diaspora of South Florida and opening the door to the depth of African heritage in the Broward County library system.
The reception will host clients, firm partners, and community leaders from 6:00-7:30PM at Horvitz Lobby of the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.
This special 4th year celebration of Black History Month was launched by the law firm of delancyhill, P.A. to create the award of Firm Partner Star, first offered to Ruth Shack of The Dade Community Foundation in 2005, to Dorothy Jenkins-Fields of The Black Archives of South Florida in 2006, and to real estate & finance executive David Wilson in 2007 for their ”contributions in uplifting African-American communities of the South Florida”.
“We are proud to use this annual opportunity to recognize a firm and community partner who is challenging us to live up to the extraordinary accomplishments and heritage of a people,” comments Michelle A. Delancy, Managing Partner of delancyhill.
This year’s Honoree, Babacar M’Bow, is the International Programs and Exhibit Coordinator for the Broward County Libraries Division. In this estimable position, M’Bow curates international art exhibitions, develops museum management policy for the African-American Research Library and supervises international conferences and symposiums. A graduate of Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa, M’Bow focuses on cultural studies with emphasis on African and African Diaspora art, memory and cultural retentions in African Diaspora cultures, cultural institutions building, and community cultural patrimony.
”Our law firm recognizes the importance of celebrating the foundation of our Firm’s heritage, especially during Black History Month, this signature month of the year. We appreciate Babacar’s sage advice and ancestral mentorship in our growth as professionals and community advocate. He is undoubtedly a “Grand Frere” — a wise and humble friend and partner,” stated Marlon A. Hill, partner, delancyhill.
On the evening of the reception, and keeping in the theme of delancyhill’s reception the Broward Center will present the South Florida premiere of South Africa’s long-running show African Footprint in the Au-Rene Theater, after the reception, at 8 p.m. sponsored by South African Airways. This visually spectacular, award-winning musical tells the vibrant history of South Africa with the hypnotic heartbeat of the African drum, the soulful saxophone and the haunting pennywhistle, melding Afro- and Euro-centric music and dance – Kwela-jive, traditional gumboot, tap, contemporary ballet, hip-hop pantsula – into a heart-pounding performance
Tickets are $35, $45 and $55 and are available through the Broward Center’s Box Office at 954/462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale
The delancyhill, P.A.’s Black History Month Reception is sponsored by The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, South Florida Times, CreoleTrans, SouthFloridaCaribbeanNews.Com, Who’s Who in Black South Florida, Caribbean Entertainment, Inasite Multimedia, Bilmor Advertising with Specialties, Circle of One Marketing, Noelle Theard Photography, and DLW Enterprises.