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Ventura County Recognizes Black History Month

(Photo Credit: Gary L. Harbour)

(Photo Credit: Gary L. Harbour)

By Gary L. Harbour

On February 7, 2017, Supervisor John C. Zaragoza read a proclamation of the accomplishments and contributions of Black Americans locally and nationally. Included in the proclamation was the recognition of the historical development of America’s Black History Month, which was inspired by Carter G. Woodson. The proclamation acknowledged the Ventura Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., which has spearheaded the annual proclamation by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.

Marsha Wiley, president of the Ventura County Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., pledged the continued community support by those being honored including: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.; 20th Century Onyx Club, Inc.; Blacks in Government; The Links, Incorporated; Concerned Black Women of the Conejo Valley; Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Ventura County; NAACP, Ventura County Chapter; Pinkard Innovative Enterprises; Pro-Duffers West Golf Club; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; BAPAC, Ventura County Chapter; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Conejo Promise; and the Community Advocacy Committee. After receiving recognition from the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, all posed for a group picture in the chamber. Afterwards, the honored guests gathered for a group photograph in the lobby.

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