Proclamation 5743 --
African American Education Week, 1987
November 17, 1987
the President of the United States of
teachers are among the most important role models in our society, it is truly
fitting that we set aside African American Education Week to encourage young
African Americans to pursue careers in the field of education.
have always deeply valued the rewards and the advancement that education makes
possible. No task is more vital to the strength and security of our Nation than
that of providing good education for all our citizens. So that America continues to remain a
land of opportunity for all people, we should encourage a wide representation
of African Americans as teachers and continued concern for African American
students. The National Alliance of Black School Educators is committed to these
goals. By inspiring students with a vision of excellence, we can touch the
lives of countless youngsters in present and future generations for the better.
Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 174, has designated the week beginning November
as ``African American Education Week'' and authorized and requested the
President to issue a proclamation in observance of this week.
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of
America, do hereby proclaim the week beginning November
as African American Education Week. I call upon officials of government at
every level, educators, private sector groups, and all Americans to observe
this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities in support of
the achievement of academic excellence among African Americans.
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of November,
in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of
America the two hundred and
[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, , November 18, 1987]