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Senate Resolution 367 107th CONGRESS
Second Session

S. RES. 367 Recognizing the community services of the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, designating the fortnight beginning November 29, 2002, as the `Blues Heritage Appreciation Fortnight', and designating Friday, November 29, 2002, as `Blues Friday'.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 20, 2002
Mr. HATCH (for himself and Mr. BARKLEY) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to
RESOLUTION

Recognizing the community services of the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, designating the fortnight beginning November 29, 2002, as the `Blues Heritage Appreciation Fortnight', and designating Friday, November 29, 2002, as `Blues Friday'.

Whereas Mr. Archie Edwards was a talented musician who devoted his life to playing the blues and inspiring others to learn and appreciate music;

Whereas Mr. Archie Edwards was a self-taught musician whose music was acclaimed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe;

Whereas Mr. Archie Edwards
, for 40 years, provided a haven in the District of Columbia for all those who loved the blues to play, listen, and socialize;

Whereas the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Mr. Edwards' memory and extending the positive influence of his music in the Washington, D.C. community;

Whereas the
Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation is committed to carrying on Mr. Edwards' legacy by maintaining an open forum for people in the community to meet, learn, and share the music he loved;

Whereas the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation supports and expands community outreach programs that provide entertainment and promote the blues to citizens in nursing homes, schools, hospitals, and other venues; and

Whereas the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation recognizes the importance that the blues has played in our country's heritage and has preserved and promoted the blues as a unique American art form:

Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate--

(1) recognizes the community services of the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation;
(2) recognizes the importance of blues in the history of American culture;
(3) designates the fortnight beginning November 29, 2002, as the `Blues Heritage Appreciation Fortnight'; and
(4) designates Friday, November 29, 2002, as `Blues Friday'.

 

 

 

WHO WE ARE

The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation is keeping East coast acoustic folk blues alive.  Through weekly Saturday jams, performances, workshops, exhibits, and lectures, AEBHF carries on the educational tradition of celebrated Piedmont blues artist Archie Edwards. 

GET IN TOUCH

You can mail us donations or information to the following address:
The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation
P.O. Box 10124
Washington, D.C. 20018
 

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