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Fitzgeralds Hotel & Casino only Black-Owned Property to Host Grand Celebration

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Don H. Barden, owner of the Fitzgeralds Hotel & Casino, the only Black-owned property in Las Vegas, will host a Grand Celebration under the theme “Celebrate The Spirit” February 12-15, 2003 at his Las Vegas location.

In honor of its first year under new ownership and Black History Month, the Fitzgeralds Hotel & Casino will feature a week of activities to recognize the achievements of African Americans during the month of February and Valentine’s Day weekend.

“Celebrate The Spirit” will consist of exhibits provided by the National Civil Rights Museum from Memphis, Tennessee; Tuskegee Airmen Display; African American Film Festival; Milestone Awards Celebration; Wall of Fame Celebrity Induction; live entertainment, including a performance by the legendary Dramatics, The Contours, and Martha Reeves; a comedy show; and an ongoing Fitzgeralds’ Gaming Festival.

A screening of “Standing In The Shadows of Motown’ will also be featured.
Don H. Barden, Chairman and CEO of Barden Companies, Inc., recently made history by becoming the first African American to wholly own a casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Barden, a native of Detroit, Michigan, also owns Fitzgeralds Casinos in Tunica, Mississippi, Black Hawk, Colorado; and the Majestic Star Casino in Gary, Indiana.
At 34 stories high, Fitzgeralds Casino & Hotel is Downtown Las Vegas’ tallest hotel/casino and has earned the prestigious AAA Three Diamond Rating for 2002.

For additional details regarding the Grand Celebration, please call Tobin & Associates at (323) 856-0827. Also visit www.fitzgeralds.com for further information about Barden Companies.