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Title:
National Afro-American (Black) History Month pdf (63,132 Bytes) transcript of pdf
National Afro-American (Black) History Month
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Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (63,132 Bytes)
Date:
1982-02 (February 1982)
Creator:
Reagan, Ronald
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
African Americans
Exhibit Category:
Biographical Information
Relation:
Metadata Record Greetings to the Parklawn Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) (February 9, 1982) pdf (237,746 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/QQBCYH.pdf
Metadata Record "Greetings to the Parklawn Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG)" [Reminiscence] (2003) pdf (42,910 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/QQBCYJ.pdf
Metadata Record Executive Order 12320 of September 15, 1981: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (September 17, 1981) pdf (148,839 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/QQBCYZ.pdf
Box Number: 103
Folder Number: 44
Unique Identifier:
QQBCYY
Document Type:
Announcements
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Speeches, Lectures, Papers, 1958-2004
SubSeries: 1980-1982
Folder: Greetings- Blacks in Government (BIG)- Black History Month, Rockville, MD, 1982 Feb 09
Transcript:
National Afro-American (Black) History Month
February 1982
Afro-American (Black) History Month provides a welcome opportunity for each of us to increase our awareness of the contributions black Americans have made to our nation. This annual observance inspires pride in the rich diversity that has been such a vital part of our country's greatness. We are a people whose strength flows from the unity molded from that diversity. Comprehending fully the meaning and importance of that unity and diversity requires a thorough knowledge of the long record of courage and commitment that has so marked the struggle for justice, freedom, and equality by black Americans. The perseverance and personal sacrifice that have continually aided black Americans in their drive for achievement reflect values that are the very essence of the American spirit.
The Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History can be justly proud of its many efforts to stimulate general intellectual and scholarly interest in American black history. Furthering our knowledge of black history and development is an important part of the education not only of black Americans but of all Americans, and since 1915 your organization has been a leader in that process.
Understanding our past is the foundation for full participation in the life of our country. For this reason, I commend the deserved attention this month brings to Americans who not only have shaped our history but will be an integral part of our destiny.
Ronald Reagan
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