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NYPA hosts civil rights exhibit in honor of Black History Month

by jmaloni

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Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am

The New York Power Authority will host a special exhibit on civil rights in honor of Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, beginning Feb. 3 at its Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center for the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant.

"Civil Rights: Then and Now," focuses on two significant American milestones, featuring photos and essays on the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision in 1954, and the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. Students at area schools were invited to submit materials on these important events to help create the exhibit that was organized by NYPA.

NYPA will honor African-American heritage throughout February, highlighted by projects submitted by area students and exhibits of several books by local author Willie A. Price. Price is the author of the youth publication "This Week In Black History."

Visitors are also invited to enjoy the Power Vista's attractions, which include displays and interactive exhibits relating to the production of electricity, energy efficiency and the Niagara area's history, plus unique views from the observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge. Parking and admission at the Power Vista are always free.

The Power Vista is located on the grounds of NYPA's Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant at 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. For more information, call 716-286-6661 or email [email protected].

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