PUBLIC LAW 102-80 —AUG. 6, 1991 105 STAT. 373 Public Law 102-80 102d Congress Joint Resolution Designating the week beginning September 8, 1991, and the week beginning September 6, 1992, each 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 essenti^ 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 allowed 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 week beginning September 8, 1991, and the week beginning September 6, 1992, are each 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 each such week with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs, thereby demonstrating support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States. Approved August 6, 1991. Aug. 6, 1991 [S.J. Res. 40] LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 40: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 137 (1991): June 26, considered and passed Senate. July 24, considered and passed House, amended. July 25, Senate concurred in House amendments.