For Immediate Release - February 16, 2012

GOVERNOR PATRICK AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR MURRAY SALUTE PILLARS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY IN BROCKTON

BROCKTON – Thursday, February 16, 2012 – Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today visited seniors and South Shore community members at Caffrey Towers in Brockton to salute the pillars of African-American history as part of the Administration’s celebration of Black History Month.

Brockton African-American Breakfast
Governor Patrick salutes pillars of African-American history during a breakfast event for seniors to honor Black History Month. (Photo credit: Eric Haynes/Governor’s Office). View additional photos.

Following the event, Secretary of Health and Human Services JudyAnn Bigby and Secretary of Elder Affairs Ann Hartstein joined local leaders and seniors for a roundtable discussion on the Administration’s efforts to reduce health care costs, promote nutrition and increase access to housing for seniors.

During the next two weeks, the Administration will continue celebrating Black History Month, with the following events:

  • Thursday, February 23, at 11:30 a.m., Governor Patrick will visit the Dunbar Community Center in Springfield to celebrate their new partnership with the YMCA.
  • Wednesday, February 29, at 6 p.m., Governor Patrick will attend a closing reception at the African Meeting House in Boston, featuring members of the faith community and civic leaders.
  • During the last two weeks of February, African-American leaders from the Patrick-Murray Administration are appearing live in the morning on TOUCH 106.1 FM radio to discuss the Administration's goals and priorities.

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