Thank you, Mr. President.
Carter G. Woodson in 1926 founded Negro History Week. It evolved into Black History Month, and here in Philadelphia, right here locally, we could name names that range from Lucien Blackwell to unknown, some unsung people like Charlie "Boo" Burrus, people we know like David P. Richardson, Roxanne Jones, Kentu and others who have passed along this way. But with living legends, they're here and can understand what they mean to us here in Philadelphia and a part of our rich history.
Before there was a President Barack Obama, there was a Delta named Shirley Chisholm. Before there was a Mayor Wilson Goode, there was a Charlie Bowser, who paved the way.