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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: September 8, 2006

Proclamation 8048—National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2006,
September 8, 2006

By the President of the United States
of America
A Proclamation

Education is the cornerstone of a prosperous and hopeful Nation. By providing a quality education, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) help students achieve their dreams and realize the promise of America. During National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, we recognize the significant contributions of HBCUs and underscore our commitment to helping these distinguished institutions in the pursuit of educational excellence.

Our Nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities are places of higher learning and achievement that prepare new generations of Americans to become responsible leaders in their communities and around the world. HBCUs enable students to gain the skills necessary to compete for the jobs of the 21st century.

My Administration is dedicated to ensuring the continued success of HBCUs and securing the constitutional guarantees of liberty and equality to all Americans. The President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities has worked to help these institutions benefit from Federal programs, obtain private-sector support for their endowments, and build partnerships to strengthen faculty development and cooperative research. In addition, the HBCU Capital Financing Program provides HBCUs with access to funds for the repair, renovation, and construction of educational resources and facilities.

During National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, we celebrate the enduring importance of HBCUs, and resolve to continue to support their critical mission.

Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 10 through September 16, 2006, as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week. I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities in recognition of the vital contributions of HBCUs.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first.

George W. Bush

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., September 12, 2006]

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on September 13. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Proclamation 8048— National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2006, September 8, 2006," Week Ending Friday, September 15, 2006 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, September 15, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:1595 Original Sources, accessed December 5, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4UUNZL81GZIDD8I.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Proclamation 8048— National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2006, September 8, 2006." Week Ending Friday, September 15, 2006, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, September 15, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:1595, Original Sources. 5 Dec. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4UUNZL81GZIDD8I.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Proclamation 8048— National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2006, September 8, 2006' in Week Ending Friday, September 15, 2006. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, September 15, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:1595. Original Sources, retrieved 5 December 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4UUNZL81GZIDD8I.