audrey m. edmonson and amada vargas_web.jpgAmada Vargas, executive director of Latinos United, was joined by Miami-Dade County Commission Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson for the opening of a Black History Month exhibit at the Stephen P. Clark Center in Downtown Miami on Feb. 4.

Vargas and other Dominican Americans worked with the Black Affairs Advisory Board to organize the exhibit which includes a history of the Dominican Republic and the Dominican community in Miami-Dade County.

The group also launched celebrations marking the 167th anniversary of the Dominican Republic’s independence.

“This is an occasion to honor the rich history and culture of the Dominican Republic and the many accomplishments of the Dominican people,” Edmonson said.

“I salute Dr. Amada Vargas, Latinos Unidos and my Dominican friends, especially those in my district’s Allapattah neighborhood, on this very important day,” she said.

The exhibit will be on display  through February as part of the county’s larger Black History Month exhibition in the lobby of the Clarke Center, 111 NW First St. It may be viewed during regular office hours, from 9 5 p.m. It  is free to the public.