National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2012, 59283-59284 [2012-23868]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Presidential Documents 59283 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8869 of September 21, 2012 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2012 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The founders of our Nation’s first colleges and universities for African Americans shared a fundamental belief that, with the right education, all people can overcome barriers of injustice to achieve their fullest potential. These pioneers understood that education means emancipation—a path to freedom, independence, and success. More than 150 years later, America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) carry forward this proud legacy, and this week, we celebrate the profound impact these places of learning have made on the life of our country. For generations, HBCUs have provided students with access to higher education and instilled in them a sense of pride and history. Graduates of these institutions have played an extraordinary role in shaping the progress of our Union by championing equality and changing perspectives through the arts. They have strengthened our Nation by building our economy, teaching our children, healing the sick, and defending America as members of our Armed Forces. Today, HBCUs continue to help move our country forward, cultivating leaders in every area of our society. And with each new HBCU alum, we move closer to achieving our goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. During National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, as we recognize the immeasurable contributions of these institutions, let us recommit to ensuring they remain cradles of opportunity for the next generation. Let us also reaffirm our belief in the power of progress through education— a belief we share with the visionary leaders who established our HBCUs so many years ago. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 23 through September 29, 2012, as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week. I call upon educators, public officials, professional organizations, corporations, and all Americans to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that acknowledge the countless contributions these institutions and their alumni have made to our country. VerDate Mar<15>2010 07:30 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\27SED1.SGM 27SED1 59284 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh. [FR Doc. 2012–23868 Filed 9–26–12; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 07:30 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\27SED1.SGM 27SED1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with Billing code 3295–F2–P

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                Proclamation 8869 of September 21, 2012

                
National Historically Black Colleges and 
                Universities Week, 2012

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The founders of our Nation's first colleges and 
                universities for African Americans shared a fundamental 
                belief that, with the right education, all people can 
                overcome barriers of injustice to achieve their fullest 
                potential. These pioneers understood that education 
                means emancipation--a path to freedom, independence, 
                and success. More than 150 years later, America's 
                Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) 
                carry forward this proud legacy, and this week, we 
                celebrate the profound impact these places of learning 
                have made on the life of our country.

                For generations, HBCUs have provided students with 
                access to higher education and instilled in them a 
                sense of pride and history. Graduates of these 
                institutions have played an extraordinary role in 
                shaping the progress of our Union by championing 
                equality and changing perspectives through the arts. 
                They have strengthened our Nation by building our 
                economy, teaching our children, healing the sick, and 
                defending America as members of our Armed Forces. 
                Today, HBCUs continue to help move our country forward, 
                cultivating leaders in every area of our society. And 
                with each new HBCU alum, we move closer to achieving 
                our goal of having the highest proportion of college 
                graduates in the world by 2020.

                During National Historically Black Colleges and 
                Universities Week, as we recognize the immeasurable 
                contributions of these institutions, let us recommit to 
                ensuring they remain cradles of opportunity for the 
                next generation. Let us also reaffirm our belief in the 
                power of progress through education--a belief we share 
                with the visionary leaders who established our HBCUs so 
                many years ago.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim September 23 through 
                September 29, 2012, as National Historically Black 
                Colleges and Universities Week. I call upon educators, 
                public officials, professional organizations, 
                corporations, and all Americans to observe this week 
                with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities 
                that acknowledge the countless contributions these 
                institutions and their alumni have made to our country.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-first day of September, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                seventh.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2012-23868
Filed 9-26-12; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F2-P