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File #: 21-0134    Version: 1
Type: recognition Status: Filed
File created: 1/27/2021 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 2/2/2021 Final action: 2/2/2021
Title: Special Recognition - Proclamation Recognizing Black History Month
Attachments: 1. Proclamation

Title

Special Recognition - Proclamation Recognizing Black History Month

 

Recommended Action

Committee Recommendation:

Not referred to a committee.

 

City Manager Recommendation:

Proclaim February Black History Month in the City of Olympia.

 

Report

Issue:

Whether to proclaim February Black History Month in the City of Olympia.

 

Staff Contact:

Kellie Purce Braseth, Strategic Communications Director, 360.753.8361

 

Presenter(s):

Kellie Purce Braseth, Strategic Communications Director

 

Background and Analysis:

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans in 1926, every U.S. president since 1976 has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

 

Attachments:

Proclamation