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H.RES.49: Recognizing the significance of Black History Month.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about civil rights and liberties, minority issues
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Sponsor Al Green, D-Texas
Total Cosponsors 46 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 4, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 4, 2013
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Bill Summary

Recognizes the significance of Black History Month as an important time to recognize the contributions of African-Americans in the nation's history.

Encourages the continued celebration of this month to provide an opportunity for all peoples of the United States to learn more about the past and to better understand the experiences that have shaped the nation.

Recognizes that the ethnic and racial diversity of the United States enriches and strengthens the nation.

Encourages states to include in their year-round educational curriculum the history and contributions of African-Americans in the United States and around the world.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 4, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.