Black History Month, 2018 January 23, 2018 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Proclamations 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; andWHEREAS, the national theme for this year’s observance is “African Americans in Times of War;” andWHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is home to nearly 1.5 million African Americans currently and, throughout history, many have played significant roles in Pennsylvania’s economic, cultural, spiritual and political development while working tirelessly to maintain and promote their culture and history; andWHEREAS, many African American historical firsts happened in Pennsylvania: in 1787, prominent religious leaders Richard Allen and Absalom Jones organized the Free African Society, one of the first black mutual aid societies anywhere, the Philadelphia Colored Female Free Produce Society boycotted products produced by slave labor and exerted economic pressure on slave states, and, in 1838, William Whipper founded The National Reformer, the first black newspaper in the state; andWHEREAS, African Americans in Pennsylvania served as conductors on the Underground Railroad, fought in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and worked in the shipyards in Philadelphia, the coal and steel industries in Steelton and Pittsburgh, and the railroad industry in Erie and Harrisburg; andWHEREAS, the commonwealth is proud to honor the history and contributions of African Americans in our state and throughout the nation.THEREFORE, in recognition of African Americans past and present in our commonwealth, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim February 2018 to be BLACK HISTORY MONTH. I encourage all Pennsylvanians to celebrate this important observance and to continue to work toward the goal of liberty and justice for all.GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, this tenth day of January two thousand eighteen, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred forty-second.TOM WOLFGovernorRead full text of the letter below. You can also view the letter on Scribd and as a PDF.Governor Wolf Proclamation — Black History Month 2018 by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Premier League side Wolves are rumoured to be considering a bold swoop for Sevilla star Lucas Ocampos.Advertisement Read Also: PSG stars Neymar, Mbappe reflect on UCL defeatThe issue for both sides is likely to be Ocampos’ desire to play Champions League football in the coming seasons.Julen Lopetegui’s side secured a return to the competition ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, however, they have only secured a Top Four La Liga finish in two of the last 10 seasons, and Wolves have never qualified for it.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Argentina international Ocampos played a key role in Sevilla’s Europa League win in 2019-20, with 17 goals in all competitions, following his arrival from Marseille less than 12 months ago. However, according to reports from Sky Sports, Nuno Santo has highlighted the 26-year old as a long-term replacement for Adama Traore.Traore has been linked a big money move away from Molineux in the coming weeks, with Liverpool reportedly tracking the Catalan winger.Ocampos arrived at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in a €15m deal from Marseille, and if Wolves can raise £70m from Traore’s exit, they could offer between £40-50m for him. Loading… Promoted Content7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksAwesome Caricatures Of 23 Marvel Heroes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The World8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?