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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Congresswoman Beatty Celebrates Black History Month

Feb 1, 2017

Congresswoman Beatty Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on the courageous African-American leaders and historical moments in our country’s ongoing fight for equality and civil rights. Calling on all Americans to join the celebration, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement:

“As we reflect upon the storied history of African-Americans during Black History Month, it is our obligation as Americans to ensure the hard-won progress made is not lost, but rather solidified and built upon. I urge my constituents, fellow Ohioans and people across the nation to join with me as we recognize the countless African-American men and women who sacrificed everything to make our Union more perfect for everyone.”

To recognize Black History Month, Congresswoman Beatty will introduce three pieces of legislation: (1)calling for the reissuance of a commemorative postage stamp in honor of the Buffalo Soldiers; (2) supporting the goals and ideals of Black History Month and honoring the outstanding contributions of African-American Medal of Honor recipients; and (3) expressing Congress’ recognition of the difficult challenges Black veterans face when returning home, their heroic military sacrifices, and their patriotism in fighting for equal rights and the dignity of all people.

Throughout February, Congresswoman Beatty will recognize Black History Month on social media, so be sure to visit the Congresswoman’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to see, hear and learn the latest. Also, do not forget to join in the conversation online by using #BlackHistoryMonth or #BHM2017.