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Announcements for 2/3/20

  • Attention AHS students and staff! The new school wide spirit shirts are in! Long sleeves are $12, Short sleeves are $10, Sales begin today during all Four lunches!! GO TRIBE!!.
  • Today we are very excited to join the nation in celebrating Black History Month here at Anderson High School. President Trump has issued a proclamation on February 1st. I will read a short excerpt from his proclamation. Through bravery, perseverance, faith, and resolve - often in the face of incredible prejudice and hardship - African Americans have enhanced and advanced every aspect of American life. Their fight for equality, representation, and respect motivates us to continue working for a more promising, peaceful, and hopeful future for every American. During National African Americans History Month, we honor the extraordinary contributions made by African Americans throughout the history of our Republic, and we renew our commitment to liberty and justice for all. The theme of this year's observance, "African Americans and the Vote," coincides with the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment, which gave African American  men the right to vote. This Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1870, prohibits the government from denying or abridging a citizen's right to vote based on "race, color, or previous condition of servitude." Today, this guarantee is enforced primarily throughout the Voting Rights Act of 1965, an enduring legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights movement.