US SR647 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 21-1)
Status: Introduced on July 2 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-07-02 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S4231)
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

A resolution recognizing the forthcoming centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. This resolution recognizes the forthcoming centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. The resolution, among other things acknowledges the historical significance of this event as one of the largest single instances of state-sanctioned violence against black people in American history; honors the lives and legacies of the estimated 300 black individuals who were killed during the massacre and the nearly 9,000 who were left homeless and penniless; condemns efforts to cover up the truth and shield the white community, especially government officials, from accountability; condemns the continued legacy of racism and white supremacy against black people in the United States, particularly in the form of police brutality; encourages education about the massacre, the history of white supremacy that fueled the massacre, and subsequent attempts to deny or cover up the massacre, in all elementary and secondary education settings and in institutions of higher education; and recognizes the commitment of Congress to acknowledge and learn from the history of racism and racial violence to reverse the legacy of white supremacy and fight for racial justice.

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Title

A resolution recognizing the forthcoming centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-07-02SenateReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S4231)

Same As/Similar To

HR1038 (Same As) 2020-07-01 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

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