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FEBRUARY PROCLAIMED BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Gov. Charles W. Turnbull has proclaimed February as Black History Month in the Virgin Islands.
"This year honors the 34th anniversary of the founding of the 1965 observance of Black History Month," Turnbull said.
The observance, he added, "provides an opportunity for students and the public to study how Americans of African descent can help to eradicate poverty, further educate the community and become involved in economic advancement. This will lead to the establishment of more black-American organizations whose purposes will be to develop businesses, training schools, labor unions, arts and cultural programs."

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Gov. Charles W. Turnbull has proclaimed February as Black History Month in the Virgin Islands.
"This year honors the 34th anniversary of the founding of the 1965 observance of Black History Month," Turnbull said.
The observance, he added, "provides an opportunity for students and the public to study how Americans of African descent can help to eradicate poverty, further educate the community and become involved in economic advancement. This will lead to the establishment of more black-American organizations whose purposes will be to develop businesses, training schools, labor unions, arts and cultural programs."