Governor Frank O'Bannon proclamations
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Also included is a proclamation, dated January 21, 2002, marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Residents in Indiana participated in events throughhout their communities to celebrate the leader by promoting tolerance, brotherhood, human rights and service. The proclomation mentions "the State of Indiana is committed to eliminating racism and fostering better race relations."
The last proclamation celebrates the 35th anniversary of the passage of Title VIII Civil Rights Act of 1968. It includes the 12th anniversary of the passage of the Indiana Fair Housing Act, which "states citizens throughout Indiana shall have equal housing opportunities without regard to race, religion, sex, familial status, disability or national origin." This proclamation was signed on April 4, 2003.
- O'Bannon, Frank, 1930-2003 (Person)
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