WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) was joined by U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in introducing a resolution commemorating Black History Month. The resolution, S.Res.84, recognizes the contributions African Americans have made in education, politics, arts, sports, literature, science, and technology despite centuries of systemic racial discrimination.

“As we celebrate Black History Month, Connecticut and our entire nation proudly honor the rich culture and history of the African American community. It’s a time to recognize the influential leaders who strengthened our nation in the face of injustice and reaffirm our own commitment to eliminate the inequalities and prejudices encountered by Americans today,” said Murphy. “I’m proud that my colleagues and I – from both sides of the aisle – have come together to support this important resolution, and to commemorate all that the African American community has accomplished.”

The resolution was also originally cosponsored by U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Coons (D-Del)., Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif)., Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).