|Eshoo Statement on Black History Month|
|Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00|
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement today in recognition of Black History Month. Black History Month 2013 commemorates two landmarks in American history: the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The theme of Black History Month this year is "At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington."
"Every February, our nation honors the contributions, achievements, history and significance of the African-American community," Rep. Eshoo said. "As we mark the anniversaries of two landmark events in the struggle to achieve freedom, justice and secure economic opportunity for African Americans, our country once again recommits itself to widening the circle of opportunity for all Americans."
|Thomas Bill Search|