Biden Issues Proclamation on Black History Month

“Shining a light on Black history today is as important to understanding ourselves and growing stronger as a Nation as it has ever been.

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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February 1, 2022

President Joe Biden (D) has issued a proclamation on National Black History Month to kick off the month of February. This coincides with a number of lawmakers that have begun to celebrate the month, citing important figures that have contributed to changes in society.

In the proclamation, the President asserts the importance of Black History Month, expressing that February “serves as both a celebration and a powerful reminder that Black history is American history, Black culture is American culture, and Black stories are essential to the ongoing story of America – our faults, our struggles, our progress, and our aspirations.”

“Shining a light on Black history today is as important to understanding ourselves and growing stronger as a Nation as it has ever been,” the President added, noting that “it is essential that we take time to celebrate the immeasurable contributions of Black Americans, honor the legacies and achievements of generations past, reckon with centuries of injustice, and confront those injustices that still fester today.

On Twitter, Florida state Senator Annette Taddeo (D) championed the Greensboro 4  for standing “tall in defiance of Jim Crow laws.”

Florida Rep. Val Demings (D)  praised trailblazer Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler for being "the first Black woman to earn a degree as a medical doctor."

However, both Taddeo and Demings argue that work is yet to be done to ensure "a more equal and just world," which the President discusses in his proclamation by outlining the work his administration will pursue.

"To fulfill America’s promise for all, we will work tirelessly in the year ahead to deliver on my Build Back Better agenda, bringing down the costs that families face on child care, housing, education, health care, prescription drugs, and so much more," the President said, adding that he is equally committed to combatting the current COVID-19 pandemic."

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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