RESOLUTION NO. RS2006-1135
A resolution recognizing and honoring the Conference on African American History and Culture for twenty-five years of research, publishing, and educational outreach.
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Historical Commission and Tennessee State University organized the first Local Conference on Afro-American Culture and History in 1981; and
WHEREAS, the conference has educated Nashvillians of all ages about the diverse and significant contributions of African Americans to our state and local history; and
WHEREAS, over 170 performances and papers have been presented, and over eighty Profiles of African-Americans in Nashville and Tennessee have been published since the conference's inception; and
WHEREAS, Fisk University, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Middle Tennessee State University, the Tennessee Historical Commission, Tennessee State University, and private supporters have contributed resources ensuring the success of the conference; and
WHEREAS, the Conference on African American History and Culture celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary on February 8, 2006; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognize the Conference on African American History and Culture for a quarter century of outstanding work in educating the public about the considerable contributions African Americans have made to Nashville and Davidson County.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby recognizes and honors the Conference on African American History and Culture for twenty-five years of research, publishing, and educational outreach.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Council Office is directed to prepare a copy of this resolution to be presented to the Metropolitan Historical Commission and Tennessee State University for inclusion in the 2006 commemorative conference program.
Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Edward
Whitmore, Ronnie Greer, Brenda Gilmore
|Referred:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||January 3, 2006|
|Adopted:||January 3, 2006|
|Approved:||January 9, 2006|