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File #: RS2021-778    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/2/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 2/16/2021 Final action: 2/16/2021
Title: A resolution recognizing and honoring the Nashville Conference on African American History and Culture for forty years of research, publishing and educational outreach.
Sponsors: Freddie OConnell, Tanaka Vercher, Kathleen Murphy, Brett Withers, Erin Evans, Ginny Welsch, Nancy VanReece, Sharon Hurt, Emily Benedict, Jennifer Gamble, Sandra Sepulveda, Zulfat Suara, John Rutherford, Joy Styles, Kyonzte Toombs
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A resolution recognizing and honoring the Nashville Conference on African American History and Culture for forty years of research, publishing and educational outreach.

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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 290 performances and papers have been presented, and over 130 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 celebrated its fortieth anniversary on February 12, 2021; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognize the Conference on African American History and Culture for forty years 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 forty 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 2021 commemorative program.

Section 3: This Resolution shall take effect ...

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