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.
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He says it’s heartwarming that so many are braving the cold to be out here because it’s more important than changing lights.
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"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.