Stabenow Statement on Black History Month
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today made the following statement on Black History Month:
"This month Americans come together to celebrate Black History Month. In Michigan, we proudly recall the successes and contributions that African Americans have made in our state and this great country.
"As we pass the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of our nation's first African American president, Barack Obama, we also recognize the accomplishments of our fellow Michiganders. Congressman John Conyers (D-Detroit) is a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus and is the first African American Chairman of the Judiciary Committee in U.S. House of Representatives. Entrepreneur Berry Gordy, Jr. started one of America's treasures, Motown, in our state. Leaders like Rosa Parks called Michigan home and the great boxer, Joe Louis, grew up in Detroit. The list of esteemed African Americans goes on."
"As we reflect upon the accomplishments of African Americans and their contributions to Michigan and the United States, I will continue to work to ensure that everyone has equal access to the tools of success."
-- U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow