Board Vice Chair Dr. Robert B. Ingram
Closes Out Marathon Of Speaking Engagements
On Black History Month

March 12, 2003
For Immediate Release
Contact: Erhabor Onaiwu
(305) 995-1334

Dr. Robert B. Ingram, Miami-Dade County School Board Vice Chair, ended his month-long marathon of speaking engagements about African American history on February 28 at a luncheon in Opa-locka with African American agents and employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Agents Cassandra Joseph and Jeral Floyd presented Dr. Ingram with an Outstanding Service to Humanity award.

Miami's first African American police officer assigned to the then all-white downtown area in 1962, Dr. Ingram shared some humiliating incidents he had experienced, specifically after he was sworn into the U.S. Army. He and 25 fellow inductees, who were white, were ordered to eat in a downtown Miami restaurant only to be told that he had to eat in the kitchen. Pointing out that segregation and discrimination are not just in the distant past, Dr. Ingram declared that he was only able to break down barriers because of others who have paved the way before him.

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