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Welcome to Las Vegas sign lit red, green and black for Black History month

Welcome to Las Vegas bulbs changed for Black History Month
Posted at 10:57 PM, Feb 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-02 01:59:33-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — For the first time, Clark County changed the colors on the iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign to honor Black History Month.

The light bulbs surrounding the diamond-shaped sign were replaced with alternating red, green and black bulbs on Tuesday.

Commissioner William McCurdy II and Gov. Steve Sisolak were there to speak after the official changing-of-the-bulbs.

"Black history is American history. It is the history of overcoming obstacles but identifying opportunities in that process," McCurday said at the ceremony. "It is a history of fighting for justice — not just racial justice, but economic justice."

Community members and local leaders gathered to hear McCurdy and the governor speak after he issued a proclamation declaring February Black History Month in Nevada. The governor later presented the proclamation to McCurdy.