PUBLIC LAW 100-445—SEPT. 26, 1988
102 STAT. 1773
Public Law 100-445 100th Congress Joint Resolution To designate the period commencing September 25, 1988, and ending on October 1, 1988, as "National Historically Black Colleges Week".
Whereas there are 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States; Whereas such colleges and universities provide the quality education so essential to full participation in a complex, highly technological society; Whereas black colleges and universities have a rich heritage and have played a prominent role in American history; Whereas such institutions have allcwed many underprivileged students to attain their full potential through higher education; and Whereas the achievements and goals of the Historically Black Colleges are deserving of national recognition: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the period commencing September 25, 1988, and ending on October 1, 1988, is designated as "National Historically Black Colleges Week" and the President of the United States is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States and interested groups to observe such week with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs, thereby demonstrating support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States. Approved September 26, 1988.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 290: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988): July 26, considered and passed Senate. Sept. 16, considered and passed House.
Sept. 26, 1988 fSJ Res 2901