Black History Month Bloomington Style

Proclamation

WHEREAS, noted Black scholar and historian Carter G. Woodson initiated Black History Week in February 1929. In 1976 the commemoration was expanded to the entire month and became known as Black History Month; and
WHEREAS, it has often been said that "If you don't know your history you are destined to repeat it;" and
WHEREAS, Black History Month is recognized throughout the United States to celebrate the rich history of people of African descent and to educate all Americans of the contributions of African Americans to our shared history; and
WHEREAS, Black History Month - Bloomington Style! encourages citizens to focus on the unique achievements of local history makers; and
WHEREAS, Black History Month - Bloomington Style! activities are the result of the work of dedicated volunteers who contribute their time and talent to making the month entertaining, educational and inspirational; and
WHEREAS, this month-long observance is a collaboration made possible through the support of the City of Bloomington, Indiana University, Ivy Tech Community College, Monroe County Community School Corporation, Monroe County Public Library, Bloomington Black Business and Professional Association and local businesses, Angela's Ebony Hair Designs and Griffin & Associates Real Estate.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark Kruzan, Mayor of the City of Bloomington, do hereby proclaim February 2007 as

Black History Month - Bloomington Style!

in Bloomington, Indiana, and encourage all citizens to know, love and embrace history and be proud of the richness that shapes our unique culture.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have here
unto set my hand and caused to be affixed the
Seal of the City of Bloomington this 31st
day of January 2007.