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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: January 11, 2016 04:11 PM
From: Senator Shirley M. Kitchen
To: All Senate members
Subject: Black History Month 2016
Please join me in sponsoring a resolution recognizing February 2016 as Black History Month in Pennsylvania. Black History Month was first officially recognized by President Gerald Ford 40 years ago. In recognizing, Black History Month, President Ford encouraged the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.[1]” During the month of February, it is important that we continue to acknowledge the significant contributions African Americans made to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and throughout society.

[1] http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month

Introduced as SR279