African American History Month Proclamation


2-28-2011

PROCLAMATION
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA


Through studying and understanding the rich history and accomplishments of African Americans we can shape the future of our state and preserve what we value from the past.

African Americans have impacted our culture and history in innumerable ways. With contributions in Music, the Arts, Literature and Science, the story of African Americans is one of creativity, struggle, fortitude, and accomplishment.

This month, we celebrate our diverse heritage and culture. We pay tribute to those who fought for equality. We remember the noble struggle.

NOW THEREFORE I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim February 2011 as “African American History Month.”

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 28th day of February 2011.



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EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor of California


ATTEST:


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DEBRA BOWEN
Secretary of State

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