Current Status Bill Number:
3435Type of Legislation: House Resolution HRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950201Primary Sponsor: StuartAll Sponsors: StuartDrafted Document Number: gjk\21306sd.95Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Invitations and Memorial Resolutions Committee 24 HIMRSubject: Black History Month
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950201 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMRView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO PROCLAIM THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 1995, AS "BLACK HISTORY MONTH" IN SOUTH CAROLINA TO OBSERVE AND COMMEMORATE THE IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTIONS AFRICAN-AMERICANS HAVE MADE TO OUR STATE AND NATION OVER THE COURSE OF OUR COUNTRY'S HISTORY.
Whereas, South Carolina is comprised of many people of diverse beliefs, cultures, heritages, and races; and
Whereas, the people of South Carolina deeply appreciate and strongly value the diverse cultural contributions that all people make to our overall society and recognize that our diversity is our strength when all people are provided an opportunity to make their unique positive contributions to the betterment of our society as a whole; and
Whereas, the historical contributions African-Americans have made to our State and nation have its roots in the very beginning of our State itself; and
Whereas, the values of belief in God, appreciation for diversity, commitment to excellence in education, high achievement, and respect for the rights and property of all people shared by and embodied in African-Americans are consistent with the values that are shared by all people of South Carolina; and
Whereas, throughout the history of South Carolina black churches especially have contributed civic, educational, moral, and religious leadership for all people of this State; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, are desirous of publicly recognizing and thanking South Carolina's African-American community and each of its members past and present for their magnificent accomplishments in all walks of life which have contributed greatly to making this State and nation the finest in the world. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the House of Representatives hereby proclaim the month of February, 1995, as "Black History Month" in South Carolina to observe and commemorate the important contributions African-Americans have made to our State and nation over the course of our country's history.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Pastor Winford Thompson of Hall Hill Baptist Church in Lexington County and to other appropriate members of South Carolina's African-American community at services to be held at the Hall Hill Baptist Church.