State Assembly Celebrates Black History Month

Friday, February 17, 2017

(Sacramento)Assemblymember Chris R. Holden (D-Pasadena), Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, led the State Assembly in a special ceremony to celebrate Black History Month. In addition to a video depicting the 50 years of CLBC history and floor speeches, Assembly Concurrent Resolution 6, a measure that recognizes the month of February 2017 as Black History Month and encourages the people of California to recognize the many talents, achievements, and contributions that African Americans make to their communities, was approved. “This year we honor the historic accomplishments of our African-American state legislators,” Assemblymember Holden said. “From Fredrick Roberts, the first African-American elected to the State Assembly in 1918, to the first African-American woman Yvonne Braithwaite Burke, the first African-American Speaker Willie Brown and all 50 people of African descent who have, or are now, serving within these hallowed halls.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.