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February 13, 2008: City proclaimed February 2008 as Black History Month

The City Commission proclaimed February 2008 as Black History Month. African Americans have a proud history and a rich heritage, and this month gives people the opportunity to learn more about this important part of our nation’s story.

Throughout history, African Americans have shown great courage and determination in overcoming the educational, social and legal systems of segregation.

This month, the City pays tribute to the struggles of African Americans for equality in society and under the law.

“I would imagine there is very few people in this room who thought we’d see a black candidate for the presidency of the United States at the edge of possibly being the candidate for the Democratic party,” Commissioner Roy Gold said. It is a tribute to all of us that race is not the issue, it’s the mark of the person.”

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