01/28/04 16:57:21 Governor Schwarzenegger Proclaims February "African American History
Governor Schwarzenegger Proclaims February "African American History Month"
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
P R O C L A M A T I O N
Governor of the State of California
The history of our great country has been written by men and women of every race, religion and ethnic background, and African
American History Month gives us the opportunity to learn more about this important part of our heritage.
African American History Month recognizes the extraordinary contributions African Americans have made to the rich cultural
history of our nation. In particular, the vision and endurance of the courageous African American men and women who battled
prejudice are most worthy of remembrance and tribute.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court decision which outlawed
segregation in our nation's public schools. In 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously declared that separate educational facilities
are "inherently unequal," and provided momentum to the noble struggle of African Americans for equality in society and under
Californians are a diverse and tolerant people, and African American History Month offers a unique opportunity for all Californians
to learn about and commemorate the heritage of African Americans.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim the month of February, 2004,
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 the
twenty-eighth day of January 2004.
/s/ Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor of California
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