Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A Proclamation
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick

Whereas For nearly 40 years, Lovell Dyett’s unmistakable voice graced the airwaves on WBZ Radio in Boston;

Whereas  Lovell was well-known for his community activism and  his telephone-talk show dealt with many issues affecting the black community, such as civil rights to desegregation, but also included subjects and discussion of interest to people from all backgrounds; and

Whereas Lovell's impact was not limited to Massachusetts as his program reached over 30 states; and

Whereas An active member of his community, Lovell Dyett worked with many organizations including the NAACP, ABCD, Roxbury YMCA, , the Congressional Black Caucus,  Roxbury Chapter of University Without Walls Workshop, on Cable Television for Minority Municipal Officials, and the Boston Chapter of the Urban League; and

Whereas On this day we ask the residents of the Commonwealth to recognize the many contributions Lovell Dyett made to the rich cultural fabric of the Commonwealth,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim September 17th, 2012 to be,


And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this thirtieth day of September, in the year two thousand and twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-sixth.

By His Excellency                  

Deval L. Patrick                    
Governor of the Commonwealth          

William Francis Galvin               
Secretary of the Commonwealth

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts