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Press Release - Stockbridge Issues Proclamation for Black History Month
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Posted on Tuesday February 13, 2018

Stockbridge Issues Proclamation for Black History Month


STOCKBRIDGE, GEORGIA- February 13, 2018--- City Council Members for Stockbridge issued an official proclamation for Black History Month on Monday, February 12, 2018 at their monthly Council Meeting.  Mayor Anthony S. Ford, Mayor Pro Tem LaKeisha Gantt, Councilman Elton Alexander, Councilman John Blount, Councilwoman Neat Robinson and Councilman Alfonso Thomas all support the proclamation which highlights the achievements and contributions that African-Americans have made and continue to make in society. 

Black History Month began in 1915, half a century after the thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other people of African descent. Known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the group sponsored a national Negro week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass.

The historic event inspired schools and communities nationwide to organize local celebrations, establish history clubs and host performances and lectures. Council members for the City of Stockbridge call upon citizens, educators, librarians and others to observe this month with celebration, knowledge, programs, ceremonies and activities. Stockbridge itself has a rich history written with pioneering trailblazers and leaders. Stockbridge will celebrate 100 years of city hood in 2020. 

The City of Stockbridge continues to strive to be the most progressive business and family oriented community in Metropolitan Atlanta with a strong focus on enhanced quality of life initiatives which promote a sustainable "live, work, play" environment. The City of Stockbridge believes that people are the most valuable asset in delivering services to citizens.  

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Shana Thornton

Public Information Officer 

City of Stockbridge

4640 North Henry Blvd.

Stockbridge, GA 30281

Telephone: 678-833-3342



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