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WHEREAS, in 1976, President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized February as Black History Month in the United States; for the past 46 years every U.S. President has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month; and

WHEREAS, this year’s theme for Black History Month is “Black Health & Wellness,” acknowledging the legacy of Black scholars and medical practitioners as well as creating a platform that shines a light on the multiple facets of Black health and wellness through education and activism; and

WHEREAS, Black Americans have made and continue to make immeasurable contributions to Nevada and our nation; as educated professionals, successful, innovative business owners, steadfast public servants, creative artists, and brave members of the military; and

WHEREAS, as we commemorate Black History Month, I encourage Nevadans to speak truth to power and build in solidarity toward a more just society and embrace our cultural differences while acknowledging that no matter our skin color, our religious beliefs or cultural traditions, we are all human beings first; and

WHEREAS, as Nevadans we understand that this is not something that can be done alone. Instead, it is going to take all of us working together – to heal, to bring justice, to make Nevada a warm and welcoming place for all; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada joins the Black community in celebrating Black History Month in Nevada and their important contributions to our State and our Nation;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of February 2022, as

BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 24th day of January, 2022

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