Black Music Month, 2005, 32971 [05-11343]

Download as PDF 32971 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 107 Monday, June 6, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7907 of June 1, 2005 The President Black Music Month, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During Black Music Month, we pay tribute to a rich musical tradition and honor the many contributions African-American musicians, singers, and composers have made to the culture of our Nation and to the world. This powerful, moving, and soulful music speaks to every heart, lifting us in times of sorrow and helping us celebrate in times of joy. Black music’s origins are found in the work songs and spirituals that bore witness to the cruelty of bondage and the strength of faith. In the strains of those songs, we hear the voice of hope in the face of injustice. From those roots, black music has grown into a diverse collection of styles, and it continues to evolve today. Black music captures a part of the American spirit and continues to have a profound impact on our country. This month is an opportunity to reflect upon the achievements of AfricanAmerican artists and to look forward to the future. We remember Robert Johnson, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and countless others for their love of music and their pioneering and passionate spirit. We celebrate today’s musicians who continue to build upon the rich and vital heritage of black music. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2005 as Black Music Month. I encourage all Americans to learn more about the history of black music and to enjoy the great contributions of African-American musicians. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth. W [FR Doc. 05–11343 Filed 6–3–05; 9:46 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 18:14 Jun 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06JND0.SGM 06JND0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 107 (Monday, June 6, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 32971]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-11343]



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The President





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Proclamation 7907--Black Music Month, 2005



Proclamation 7908--Great Outdoors Month, 2005



Memorandum of June 2, 2005--Order of Succession of Officers To Act as 
Secretary of Defense


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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 107 / Monday, June 6, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7907 of June 1, 2005

                
Black Music Month, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During Black Music Month, we pay tribute to a rich 
                musical tradition and honor the many contributions 
                African-American musicians, singers, and composers have 
                made to the culture of our Nation and to the world. 
                This powerful, moving, and soulful music speaks to 
                every heart, lifting us in times of sorrow and helping 
                us celebrate in times of joy.

                Black music's origins are found in the work songs and 
                spirituals that bore witness to the cruelty of bondage 
                and the strength of faith. In the strains of those 
                songs, we hear the voice of hope in the face of 
                injustice. From those roots, black music has grown into 
                a diverse collection of styles, and it continues to 
                evolve today. Black music captures a part of the 
                American spirit and continues to have a profound impact 
                on our country.

                This month is an opportunity to reflect upon the 
                achievements of African-American artists and to look 
                forward to the future. We remember Robert Johnson, 
                Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Ray 
                Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and countless 
                others for their love of music and their pioneering and 
                passionate spirit. We celebrate today's musicians who 
                continue to build upon the rich and vital heritage of 
                black music.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim June 2005 as Black Music 
                Month. I encourage all Americans to learn more about 
                the history of black music and to enjoy the great 
                contributions of African-American musicians.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand 
                five, and of the Independence of the United States of 
                America the two hundred and twenty-ninth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-11343
Filed 6-3-05; 9:46 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P