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Proclamation

WHEREAS, Logan H. Westbrooks began his career in the music industry in the mid-1960s as the Black Power movement was taking root and at a time when the presence of African Americans on the business side of the music industry was largely non-existent; and
WHEREAS, in 1971, when CBS Records became the first company to establish a Special Markets division, they chose Mr. Westbrooks to lead their company into this new, innovative direction. Under his leadership, CBS Records established distribution deals with Stax, Invictus and T-Neck Records and grew from having almost no black music presence in 1971 to becoming the leader on the Black music scene by 1974; and
WHEREAS, after short stints as Director of Special Markets for Columbia Records International, Managing Executive of CBS Africa, and Vice President of Marketing for Soul Train Records, Mr. Westbrooks founded Source Records whose first release, "Bustin' Loose" by Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers became an instant national hit; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Westbrooks has designated the Indiana University Archives of African American Music and Culture as the repository for the Logan Westbrooks Collection, which documents his career in the music industry and his philanthropic work and is a valuable resource for faculty, students and members of the general public who are interested in African American entrepreneurship, music and philanthropy.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark Kruzan, Mayor of Bloomington, Indiana do hereby proclaim January 5, 2013,

Logan H. Westbrooks Day

in Bloomington, Indiana.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have here
unto set my hand and caused to be affixed the
Seal of the City of Bloomington this
5th day of February.