Honoring Black History Month
February 1, 2013
Statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak
LANSING, Mich. Feb. 1, 2013 – Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak issued the following statement Friday in honor of Black History Month:
“In Jackson, Michigan in 1854, a political party focused on fairness, freedom and justice was formed. That party, later marked by significant leaders such as Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, went on to determinedly fight for equality for all – especially those stifled by the limits of slavery. It’s been a long, hard road for those who endured such hardships, but the Republican Party has never given up its mission to give a voice to each and every person in this great nation.
“Let us take the month of February to honor the accomplishments and historical greatness of blacks in America, and in the words of President Gerald Ford, ““seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”