Franklin City Council celebrates Black History Month

Published 12:21 pm Thursday, February 24, 2022

The Franklin City Council unanimously adopted a resolution celebrating Black History Month at its Feb. 14 meeting.

Ward 3 Councilman Gregory McLemore read the resolution in full.

The resolution adopted is as follows:

Whereas, Black History Month originated in 1926 when Dr. Carter G. Woodson set aside a special period in February to recognize the heritage and achievements of African Americans in the United States; and 

Whereas, Black History Month is designed to recognize and pay tribute to the many contributions of African Americans to the history, society and culture of the United States of America; and

Whereas, the contributions of African Americans from all walks of life and their endeavors to learn and thrive throughout history and make unforgettable marks in our nation as artists, scientists, educators, business people, influential thinkers, members of the faith community, athletes, and political and governmental leaders reflects the greatness of an enslaved people of the United States; and

Whereas, remaining hopeful and confident about the path ahead, and a time to acknowledge the courageous fight for rights, liberties and freedoms for all Americans,

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the city of Franklin, (that it) celebrates February 2022 as Black History Month and that it calls upon all the city of Franklin’s citizens to observe this month with programs, celebrations, ceremonies and activities recognizing the amazing and everlasting efforts and accomplishments of African Americans.