The Lauderdale Lakes City Council officially endorsed the 2017 Marcus Garvey Rootz Extravaganza on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at its City Commission meeting.
Accordingly, Thursday, August 17, 2017 will once again be Marcus Garvey Appreciation Day in the City of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida.
Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle Rogers signed and sealed the proclamation recognizing the annual Marcus Garvey Rootz Extravaganza and she presented the official city document recognizing the event to the President of Rootz Foundation Inc. Priest Douglas Smith and Vice President Ras I. Jabulani Tafari at the City Commission chamber.
The Garvey Extravaganza is presented by the Rootz Foundation Inc. in association with the City of Lauderdale Lakes.
The 2007 Marcus Garvey Rootz Extravaganza celebrating the 130th anniversary of Marcus Garvey’s birth, takes place at the Lauderdale Lakes Educational & Cultural Center, 3850 West Oakland Park, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33319. The birthday celebration starts at 7.00 p.m. and runs until 10.00 p.m. There is no charge for admission.
The specially invited Guest Speaker for the event will be Garvey scholar and University of the West Indies professor, Dr. Rupert Lewis. The evening's entertainment will be highlighted by Kristine Alicia, Eugene Gray and Revalation.