African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2015, 31819-31822 [2015-13745]

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 106 (Wednesday, June 3, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 31819-31822]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-13745]



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Vol. 80

Wednesday,

No. 106

June 3, 2015

Part V





The President





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Proclamation 9288--African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2015



Proclamation 9289--Great Outdoors Month, 2015



Proclamation 9290--Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 
2015



Proclamation 9291--National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2015



Proclamation 9292--National Oceans Month, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 106 / Wednesday, June 3, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9288 of May 29, 2015

                
African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                For centuries, African-American musicians have shaped 
                our Nation and helped tell our story. By melding 
                enduring truths with new sounds, they have pioneered 
                entire genres and contributed to the foundation of our 
                musical landscape--capturing an essential part of who 
                we are as Americans. During African-American Music 
                Appreciation Month, we recognize the artists who have 
                enriched our lives and the ways their beats and 
                harmonies have advanced our unending journey toward a 
                more perfect Union.

                With all the energy and diversity of our great Nation, 
                the stirring sounds of the American experience have 
                expanded our minds and lifted our souls, helping us 
                better understand ourselves and one another. When the 
                tides of injustice and hardship have seemed too great, 
                melodies of hope have given us strength, and in moments 
                of joy, powerful songs speak to the audacity that fuels 
                our dreams. Through momentous change--above the 
                jangling discord of a people determined to write their 
                own destiny and the consonance of great progress--our 
                music has remained a constant source of inspiration, 
                bringing us together and empowering us to reach for 
                what we know is possible.

                By honoring the timeless sounds that define our past 
                and help transform our future, we celebrate not only 
                the musicians who move us, but also the spirit of 
                resilience and renewal they embody. This month, let us 
                remember the essential role music plays in breaking the 
                barriers of our time and guiding us toward a more 
                inclusive and more equal tomorrow.

                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 June 2015 as African-
                American Music Appreciation Month. I call upon public 
                officials, educators, and all the people of the United 
                States to observe this month with appropriate 
                activities and programs that raise awareness and foster 
                appreciation of music that is composed, arranged, or 
                performed by African Americans.

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

[FR Doc. 2015-13745
Filed 6-2-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5