Black Republicans

ICYMI: Chairman Priebus Op-Ed: “RNC Celebrates Black Republican Trailblazers”

  Excerpts from The Washington Informer

By: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
February 5, 2014
 
This month, America celebrates Black History Month. It’s a time to honor black Americans’ countless contributions to our country, and as Chairman of the Republican Party, I take this opportunity to remember the many African Americans who have shaped our Party from its formative days as a small group of abolitionists through today.

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To better celebrate this rich history, the Republican National Committee inaugurated a new annual tradition last year: naming and honoring Black Republican Trailblazers who made great contributions to our party and country and to their communities. This year, we honor three remarkable individuals: Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, businessman William Brooks, and Judge Sara Harper at our annual Trailblazer Awards, featuring Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams as the keynote speaker.
 

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Our three trailblazers and keynote speaker have had distinct careers, but all have been pioneers who leave a lasting legacy on the American landscape. We honored their accomplishments at our annual Republican Trailblazer Awards in February – and hopefully inspired a new generation of leaders.

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All Americans should have equal opportunities and the chance to build a successful life. That’s our philosophy as a party – and to make it a reality we’re going to need a new generation of Sara Harpers and Bill Brookses and Louis Sullivans. So we honor the trailblazers of the past, we draw inspiration for building a better future.

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