Black History Month Proclamation
WHEREAS, During Black History Month, we celebrate the many achievements and contributions made by Black Americans to our economic, cultural, spiritual and political development; and
WHEREAS, We must recognize and pay tribute to the generations of individuals who struggled with adversity, risked their lives for justice, fought a fight that at times seemed impossible to win, and continue to fight for equality and the American Dream; and
WHEREAS, observing Black History Month provides opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of African American history and acknowledge the centuries of struggles for equality and freedom; and
WHEREAS ,Black Americans are engaged throughout our society as our friends and neighbors, scholars, teachers, business people, community leaders, and contributors to our Upper Darby quality of life; and
WHEREAS, Upper Darby strives to close the equity and outcome gaps for Black American residents through policies and practices that reflect the experiences of Black American residents, ensure greater access and opportunity and honor history, heritage, and contributions; and
WHEREAS, we are immensely proud of that history and our diversity as well as thankful for the countless contributions of Black Americans in Upper Darby Township and throughout this nation; this month, and throughout the year, we urge our residents to celebrate that heritage and continue to fight for equality and opportunity for all.
NOW, THEREFORE I, Barbarann Keffer, Mayor of Upper Darby Township, do hereby proclaim the month of February of 2022, as
in Upper Darby and urge our community to recognize the vast history and culture of Black Americans.
Barbarann Keffer, Mayor
Upper Darby Township