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.