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PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION
As we celebrate National African American History Month, we recognize the many contributions of African Americans to our country and reinforce our commitment to be a Nation of opportunity and hope for every citizen.
President George W. Bush
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AFRICAN AMERICAN HERO – Barbara and Bobby Anderson, parents of astronaut Lt. Col. Michael Anderson, hold up a picture of their son in the basement of their Spokane, Wash. Home, Jan. 30, 2006. Anderson was one of only a handful of African-American astronauts and one of seven crewmembers aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia when it exploded on re-entry just minutes before its scheduled touchdown Feb. 1, 2003. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christie Putz 
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Black History Month Celebrated at Bagram
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan , Feb. 27, 2006 — Black History Month was celebrated at Bagram Airfield Feb. 24. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Department of Defense civilians and other members of the Coalition force gathered in the Bagram “clamshell” to recognize the contributions and achievements of African-Americans. Story
African Americans Owe Past Achievers
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 26, 2006 – African Americans who reach high ranks in the armed forces are "standing on the shoulders of those who have gone before us and accomplished great things," an Army general told an audience of high school and college students. Story
DoD Observance Called an Eye-Opener
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 26, 2006 – Having the Defense Department's two-day observance at Huston-Tillotson University here was an eye-opener for faculty and students, the university's president said. Story
DoD, Historically Black Colleges Sign Pact
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 25, 2006 – The Defense Department and 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities signed a pledge of commitment to support each other's needs. Story
DoD Holds Official Observance in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 25, 2006 – The Defense Department held its official observance of National African American History Month here at the 130-year-old Huston-Tillotson University. Story
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