STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR O’MALLEY AND LT. GOVERNOR BROWN HONORING BLACK HISTORY MONTH
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STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR O’MALLEY AND LT. GOVERNOR BROWN
HONORING BLACK HISTORY MONTH
ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 26, 2013) – Tonight, Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will host a reception at Government House to honor Black History Month. To recognize the great accomplishments that African Americans have made in Maryland and across the nation, the Governor and Lt. Governor have issued the following joint statement:
“Our parents and grandparents and the brave men and women that marched on Washington 50 years ago understood a powerful truth at the heart of the American dream: the stronger we make our country, the more she gives back to us, to our children, and to our grandchildren.
“Together, as One Maryland, we have a responsibility to share with our children the experiences, the struggles, and the triumphs of our past. We have a responsibility to show them that the arc of history does, in fact, bend towards justice, as Dr. King said, and to remember all of those who came together 50 years ago at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to remind people of what it means to be an American Citizen.
“As we draw closer to the end of Black History Month, we must all remember that for all of the diversity in our State, for all of the things that distinguish us from one another, at the end of the day, there is a lot more that unites us than divides us.”