U.S. Senator Chris Coons of Delaware

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Senator Coons commemorates Black History Month

To celebrate the remarkable contributions of African Americans to our state and our country, U.S. Senator Coons joins his Senate colleagues Monday to introduce a resolution commemorating Black History Month. The resolution encourages Americans to pause and reflect on the role of African Americans in building our country and shaping its future.

“African Americans have made remarkable contributions to our state and our country, leading the way in fields like science, business and the arts,” Senator Coons said. “From the Milford Eleven, who were the first brave students to integrate Milford High School, to Underground Railroad conductors like Samuel D. Burris, Delaware’s history is full of African American heroes. The Senate’s resolution commemorating Black History Month honors their legacy, and I hope it will also inspire the next generation of leaders as they step forward to shape our future.”

The resolution, which was introduced today, is expected to pass the Senate unanimously later this week.

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