February 2011: Black History Month

Date:  February 01, 2011  -  February 28, 2011
Time: All Day Event

Whereas,
The original celebration of Black History Month, also known as African American Heritage Month, began in 1926 and was launched by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, often called the “Father of Black History”; and,

Whereas,
Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on and commemorate the accomplishments and contributions of Black Americans; and,

Whereas,
Black Americans have a rich heritage and the state of Michigan honors the entrepreneurs, innovators, inventors, and community leaders who have helped forge our great state; and,

Whereas,
Black Americans have made and continue to make breakthroughs in areas from medicine, education, and public service to music, art, and human rights, moving our state forward and helping to fulfill Michigan’s tremendous potential; and,

Now, Therefore,
be it Resolved, that I, Rick Snyder, governor of the state of Michigan, do hereby proclaim the month of February 2011 Black History Month in Michigan.  I encourage all citizens to recognize and honor the courageous Black Americans who sacrificed and have risen above injustice to enrich our society and the future of our state and country