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House of Representatives
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session


Posted: January 2, 2014 03:02 PM
From: Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Designating the Month of February 2014 as Black History Month
In the near future, I will be introducing a resolution designating the month of February 2014 as Black History Month in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

As many of you may be aware, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), was established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson (known as the Father of Black History), for the express purpose of instituting and promoting the observance of Black History Month in our nation.

The ASALH plays an integral role in highlighting the innumerable accomplishments and achievements of blacks by continuing to undertake the vitally important task of promoting, researching, preserving, and disseminating information about black life, history and culture to the global community. Additionally, this esteemed organization is responsible for establishing the annual theme for Black History Month, which this year will be “Civil Rights in America.”

"Black History Month" is an opportunity for all Americans to commemorate the various struggles and victories of African-Americans throughout the history of this great country. I would like to take this opportunity to implore my colleagues to please join me in designating the month of February 2014 as Black History Month in Pennsylvania.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this measure, please feel free to contact Fran Harris at 717.772.6955 or Fharris@pahouse.net.

Introduced as HR600