Jamestown Mayor Nick Shearer signed a proclamation Tuesday morning in recognition of Black History Month in the City of Jamestown. The text of the proclamation is below.
WHEREAS, During Black History Month, we celebrate the many achievements and contributions made by African Americans to our economic, cultural, spiritual, and political development; and
WHEREAS, Black History Month grew out of the establishment, in 1926, of Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History; and
WHEREAS, the 2021 national theme for the observance is ‘The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” and explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States; and
WHEREAS, the observance of Black History Month calls our attention to the continued need to battle racism and build a society that lives up to its democratic ideals; and
WHEREAS, the City of Jamestown continues to work toward becoming an inclusive community in which all citizens-past, present, and future–are respected and recognized for their contributions and potential contributions to our community, the state, the country, and the world; and,
WHEREAS, the City of Jamestown is proud to honor the history and contributions of African Americans in our community, throughout our state, and nation. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED I, Nicholas Shearer, by the authority vested in me by the
citizens and City Council of Jamestown, do here by proclaim the month of February, 2021, as
Black History Month
The City of Jamestown encourages all citizens to celebrate our diverse heritage and culture, and to continue in efforts to create a world that is more just, peaceful, and prosperous for all, SIGNED IN THE CITY OF JAMESTOWN, KENTUCKY THIS 2nd DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2021.
A PDF file of the proclamation can be viewed by clicking the link below.