PROCLAMATION 4507—JUNE 10, 1977 Proclamation 4506
91 STAT. 1739
June 9, 1977
National Safe Boating Week, 1977 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation This year, more Americans than ever before will enjoy the challenges and pleasures of boating on our country's lakes, rivers, and coastal waters. If they take time to learn the fundamentals of boating safety, needless tragedy can be avoided. In recognition of the growth in recreational boating, and of our continuing need to promote safety on our waterways, the Congress has by joint resolution of June 4, 1958 (72 Stat. 179, 36 U.S.C. 161) requested the President to proclaim the week of July 4 each year as National Safe Boating Week. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JIMMY CARTER, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate the week beginning July 3, 1977, as National Safe Boating Week. I urge everyone who participates in boating on American waterways to learn the basic rules of safety. This information is readily available in courses offered by such organizations as the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, the United States Power Squadrons, the American Red Cross, and by various agencies of state governments. I also invite the Governors of the States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, and the Mayor of the District of Columbia, to provide appropriately for the observance of the Week. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of June, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred seventy-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and first. JIMMY CARTER
June 10, 1977
Black Press Day, 1977 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The Nation's first black newspaper was founded in 1827. In the 150 years since, the black press has come to serve more than 25,000,000 Americans, and has been a major factor in their advancement. The black press has had to overcome great obstacles to achieve the respect it commands today as a voice for individual freedom, dignity, and equality.