Proclamation - African American History Month 2017

Release date: 02/07/2017
Sponsored by: Board of Commissioners

In recognition of the men and women from all walks of life that have enriched our country’s culture, traditions and success, the Board of Commissioners has issued a proclamation designating February 1-28 as African American History Month 2017. 

The history of the United States of America includes the chronicle of men and women of African ancestry who prevailed with extraordinary courage and faith to build lives for themselves and their families while contributing immeasurably to the strength and character of our nation.

African American History Month pays tribute to the contributions that African Americans have made to our nation’s history and culture.

Read the proclamation.


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