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File #: 50378    Version: 1 Name: Recognizing February 2018 as Black History Month in the City of Madison.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/31/2018 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 2/6/2018 Final action: 2/6/2018
Enactment date: 2/12/2018 Enactment #: RES-18-00095
Title: Recognizing February 2018 as Black History Month in the City of Madison.
Sponsors: Sheri Carter, Paul R. Soglin, Marsha A. Rummel, Samba Baldeh, David Ahrens, Shiva Bidar, Maurice S. Cheeks, Mark Clear, Denise DeMarb, Sara Eskrich, Amanda Hall, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Rebecca Kemble, Steve King, Arvina Martin, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael E. Verveer, Zach Wood, Ledell Zellers
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
2/6/20181 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/20181 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Recognizing February 2018 as Black History Month in the City of Madison.
WHEREAS, the theme of Black History Month for 2018 is ‘‘African Americans in Times of War’’, which commemorates the centennial of the end of the First World War in 1918, and explores the complex meanings and implications of this international struggle and its aftermath; and,

WHEREAS, the First World War was initially termed by many as “The Great War,” “The War to End All Wars,” and the war “to make the world safe for democracy” which provides the framework for focusing on the roles of African Americans in every American war, from the Revolutionary War Era to that of the present “War against Terrorism”; and,

WHEREAS, war inevitably shapes the many stories related to African American soldiers and sailors, veterans, and civilians and is filled with paradoxes of valor and defeat, of civil rights opportunities and setbacks, of struggles abroad and at home, of artistic creativity and repression, and of catastrophic loss of life and the righteous hope for peace; and,

WHEREAS, the theme suggests that contemporary conditions, past and present, give us cause for to consider the specific and unique issues faced by African Americans in times of war:

· The opportunities for advancement and repression of opportunities during wartime;
· The struggle to integrate the military and experiences during segregation/apartheid and successful integration;
· Veterans experiences once they returned home;
· The creation of African American Veteran of Foreign War posts;
· The cultures and aesthetics of dissent;
· Global/international discourse including impact and influence of the Pan African Congresses;
· The impact of migration and urban development; educational opportunities;
· The impcat on health care development;
· The roles of civil rights and Black liberation organizations, including the Black Power movement and the Black Panther Party;
· The roles of Af...

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