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Lamar Advertising to Honor African American “Heroes in History” Throughout Black History Month

Baton Rouge, LA – February 1, 2022 – In celebration of Black History Month, Lamar Advertising Company (Nasdaq: LAMR), one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world, today announced that the company will use its national network of digital billboards to recognize nine African Americans whose achievements and accomplishments broke barriers and changed U.S. history. 

The “Heroes in History” to be featured on billboards through February include: 
  • Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander: Lawyer and Ph.D. in economics
  • Margaret E. Bailey: Army Nurse Corps colonel 
  • Ruby Bridges: Civil Rights activist
  • George Washington Carver: Botanist and inventor
  • Bessie Coleman: Early civil aviator
  • Rudolph Fisher: Physician, radiologist, novelist, musician and orator
  • Bernard Anthony Harris Jr.: NASA astronaut
  • Langston Hughes: Poet, social activist, novelist, playwright
  • Toni Morrison: Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist
"For Black History Month, we are proud to once again use our national digital network to honor prominent African Americans and hopefully inspire people to learn about their incredible achievements,” said Sean Reilly, CEO of Lamar Advertising Company.



In all, Lamar’s Black History Month campaign will be featured on hundreds of digital billboards across the U.S. Lamar will amplify the campaign using its social media channels to share more information about the featured individuals. Additionally, Lamar offices will also recognize local African American leaders and heroes on digital billboards in their respective markets.

For more information, please visit www.lamar.com/blackhistorymonth.

About Lamar Advertising Company
Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising (Nasdaq: LAMR) is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America, with over 351,000 displays across the United States and Canada. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo, transit and airport advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day. In addition to its more traditional out-of-home inventory, Lamar is proud to offer its customers the largest network of digital billboards in the United States with approximately 3,800 displays. Please feel free to explore our website www.lamar.com or contact us at hello@lamar.com for additional information.

Press Contact:

Allie McAlpin
Lamar Advertising Company
VP of Marketing Services and Communications
(225) 926-1000
amcalpin@lamar.com

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