National African American History Month, 2006, 5155-5156 [06-991]

Download as PDF 5155 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 21 Wednesday, February 1, 2006 Title 3— Proclamation 7976 of January 27, 2006 The President National African American History Month, 2006 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation As we celebrate National African American History Month, we recognize the many contributions of African Americans to our country and reinforce our commitment to be a Nation of opportunity and hope for every citizen. Throughout our history, African Americans have courageously worn our Nation’s uniform while defending peace and liberty around the globe. Patriots like Thurgood Marshall and Rosa Parks broke down racial barriers and inspired our Nation to make good on the promise of equal justice under law. Educators like Mary McLeod Bethune and Dr. Frederick Patterson transformed the academic world, with the goal of ensuring that every child has access to a good education. Athletes such as Jesse Owens and Wilma Rudolph and entertainers such as Ossie Davis and Ray Charles have brought pride and joy to generations of Americans. Today, the accomplishments of African Americans in every aspect of our society continue to encourage people to reach as far as their vision and dreams may take them. African-American organizations have played a vital role in achieving justice and equal rights, and they have helped make communities across our country stronger and better. This year’s theme of African American History Month, ‘‘Celebrating Community: A Tribute to Black Fraternal, Social, and Civic Institutions,’’ recognizes the African-American groups that have worked to confront injustices and expand opportunities. These organizations believe in the potential and worth of every person, and they have worked to help all Americans receive a quality education, to feed the hungry and house the homeless, to encourage youth to make healthy choices, and to reach out to others in need. By answering the call to love a neighbor as we would like to be loved ourselves, these groups have set a positive example, and we continue to be inspired by their compassion and service to others. Working together, Federal, State, and local government, community organizations, and individual citizens will continue to foster hope and build a better tomorrow for all our children and grandchildren. erjones on PROD1PC61 with PRESDOC 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 February 2006 as National African American History Month. I call upon public officials, educators, and all the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities that honor the significant contributions African Americans have made to our Nation. VerDate Aug<31>2005 08:12 Jan 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\01FED0.SGM 01FED0 5156 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 1, 2006 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 06–991 Filed 1–31–06; 8:45 am] erjones on PROD1PC61 with PRESDOC Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 08:12 Jan 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\01FED0.SGM 01FED0

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 21 (Wednesday, February 1, 2006)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 5155-5156]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-991]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 1, 2006 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7976 of January 27, 2006

                
National African American History Month, 2006

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                As we celebrate National African American History 
                Month, we recognize the many contributions of African 
                Americans to our country and reinforce our commitment 
                to be a Nation of opportunity and hope for every 
                citizen.

                Throughout our history, African Americans have 
                courageously worn our Nation's uniform while defending 
                peace and liberty around the globe. Patriots like 
                Thurgood Marshall and Rosa Parks broke down racial 
                barriers and inspired our Nation to make good on the 
                promise of equal justice under law. Educators like Mary 
                McLeod Bethune and Dr. Frederick Patterson transformed 
                the academic world, with the goal of ensuring that 
                every child has access to a good education. Athletes 
                such as Jesse Owens and Wilma Rudolph and entertainers 
                such as Ossie Davis and Ray Charles have brought pride 
                and joy to generations of Americans. Today, the 
                accomplishments of African Americans in every aspect of 
                our society continue to encourage people to reach as 
                far as their vision and dreams may take them.

                African-American organizations have played a vital role 
                in achieving justice and equal rights, and they have 
                helped make communities across our country stronger and 
                better. This year's theme of African American History 
                Month, ``Celebrating Community: A Tribute to Black 
                Fraternal, Social, and Civic Institutions,'' recognizes 
                the African-American groups that have worked to 
                confront injustices and expand opportunities. These 
                organizations believe in the potential and worth of 
                every person, and they have worked to help all 
                Americans receive a quality education, to feed the 
                hungry and house the homeless, to encourage youth to 
                make healthy choices, and to reach out to others in 
                need. By answering the call to love a neighbor as we 
                would like to be loved ourselves, these groups have set 
                a positive example, and we continue to be inspired by 
                their compassion and service to others.

                Working together, Federal, State, and local government, 
                community organizations, and individual citizens will 
                continue to foster hope and build a better tomorrow for 
                all our children and grandchildren.

                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 February 2006 as National 
                African American History Month. I call upon public 
                officials, educators, and all the people of the United 
                States to observe this month with appropriate programs 
                and activities that honor the significant contributions 
                African Americans have made to our Nation.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-seventh day of January, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

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[FR Doc. 06-991
Filed 1-31-06; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P