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TPA celebrates Black History Month through art, music and education

The rhythmic sounds of jazz will fill TPA’s Main Terminal this month as the Airport celebrates Black History Month and the contributions made by African Americans to music and art. Originating in the late 19th and early 20th centuries among Black communities in New Orleans, jazz has become an important and influential genre that is important to our country’s musical landscape. 

Join us on the Main Transfer Level 3 between Airside E and F for our TPA Jazz Series every Wednesday in February between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

TPA is also partnering with Hillsborough County Public Schools to showcase selections from this year’s L.E.A.D. Student Art Exhibition. Students in third through twelfth grade were asked to submit artwork featuring a person, event or experience in Black American history that had an impact on their life. The submissions are due February 7 and winning entries will be on display at Tampa International Airport at the end of the month. 

Finally, students from Tampa’s Gaither and Alonso high schools participating in the 5,000 Role Models of Excellence Project will visit TPA in February to learn more about the wide variety of careers available in aviation. Students will get to meet TPA employees on the job and learn firsthand about some amazing careers. 

Stay tuned for even more planned events to celebrate Black History Month 2023 at TPA.