Proclamation 5528 -- National Historically Black Colleges Week, 1986
the President of the
year 1986 marks the centennial of the Statue of Liberty, recognized throughout
the world as a symbol of the
For more than one hundred twenty-five years, historically Black colleges and universities have helped students, many from underprivileged backgrounds, to obtain the advantage of a higher education. Today, as in the past, the majority of our Nation's black citizens in the fields of medicine, law, engineering, business, education, and the military have received their degrees from these institutions.
To acknowledge the many contributions and successes of these historically Black colleges and universities, the Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 357, has designated the week of September 15 through September 21, 1986, as ``National Historically Black Colleges Week'' and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this commemoration.
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of September,
in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-six, and of the
with the Office of the Federal Register, ,
Note: The proclamation was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on September 22.