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Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: December 29, 2020 10:17 AM
From: Representative Donna Bullock and Rep. Summer Lee, Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, Rep. Manuel Guzman, Jr.
To: All House members
Subject: Black History Month
Dr. Carter G. Woodson established the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) on September 9, 1915, for the express purpose of chronicling the history and contributions of Black Americans. His vision later evolved into the observance of “Black History Month,” which we now celebrate every February. The month is dedicated to honor the triumphs, struggles, and accomplishments of Black Americans.

The ASALH plays an integral role in highlighting the innumerable accomplishments and achievements of Black Americans. It does so by promoting, researching, preserving, and disseminating information about Black life, history, and culture to the global community. This esteemed organization is responsible for establishing the annual theme for “Black History Month.” The theme for 2021 is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.”

“Black History Month” is a time for all of us to commemorate the various struggles and victories Black people have endured throughout centuries. That is why I am introducing a resolution recognizing the month of February 2021 as “Black History Month” in Pennsylvania.

Please join me in honoring and lifting up the voices of Black individuals across our state and country.

Introduced as HR51