National Association of Black Journalists
2014 Region III Conference
March 7-9, 2014
Crowne Plaza Hotel Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina
Diversity, Inclusion and YOU: The New DIY
The conference program will offer participants an opportunity to sharpen old skills,
learn new ones, and engage in valuable networking. Program focus will cover diversity,
inclusion, and the new “do it yourself” model. A college scholarship and the Region III
Achievers Award will be presented.
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Members of the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists (TBABJ) were treated to an insightful lesson on African-American history during a visit to the Dr. Walter L. Smith Library, located at 905 N. Albany Ave., Tampa.
TBABJ held its March 1 meeting at the library, which was followed by a tour led by Dr. Smith, former president of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.
Dr. Smith converted two of his family’s homes on Albany Avenue into the library, which includes a treasure trove of portraits of famous and lesser known black leaders, masks, drums, books and other memorabilia.
After a rich history of service in education in the United States and South Africa, Dr. Smith opened the library as a place for children in his neighborhood to study.
During the tour, he shared some of his background, including his experience as a monitor during the election of Nelson Mandela as South Africa’s president.