PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey proclaimed February 2021 to be Black History Month in Arizona to recognize the accomplishments and significant contributions of the African American community.

“Black History Month is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the many ways the African American community influences Arizona and the entire nation,” said Governor Ducey.

Black History Month was established in 1976 by President Gerald R. Ford and has since been recognized by every U.S. President. Governor Ducey has issued a total of six Black History Month proclamations.

View a PDF of the proclamation HERE.