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Abbott Issues African-American History Month Declaration

Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation on Friday, declaring February African-American History Month.

In the proclamation released by the Governor’s Office, Abbott described the diversity of Texas, and mentioned the contributions made by African-American Texans throughout the state’s history.

“In particular, African-Americans have made tremendous contributions to our society,” Abbott said. “Having faced slavery, many forms of oppression, deep-rooted adversity, and the very real dangers of demanding equality and change, the contributions and achievements of African-Americans are imbued with a unique strength and resilience which are respected and greatly valued in the Lone Star State.”

The proclamation was made as February 1st marks the beginning of African-American history month nationwide.

Abbott/Photo by KTRK

Abbott/Photo by KTRK

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