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Governor Hogan Declared February 20 as “Civil Rights Heroes Day” in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation recognizing February 20, the anniversary of Frederick Douglass’ death, as Civil Rights Heroes Day for the first time in Maryland history.

“As we commemorate Black History Month, I am proud to honor the lives and legacies of Maryland’s iconic civil rights leaders, including Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Thurgood Marshall,” said Governor Hogan. “It is my hope that we continue to reflect on the countless contributions of these remarkable leaders, and to continuously fight for unity, equality, and justice.”

View the Proclamation Here