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HB 122 Preservation of History of Formerly Enslaved African Americans in Va., Commission on; established.

Introduced by: Delores L. McQuinn | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Commission on the Preservation of the History of Formerly Enslaved African Americans in Virginia; report. Establishes an 11-member legislative commission to identify the history of formerly enslaved African Americans in Virginia and determine ways to preserve the history for educational and cultural purposes. Among other things, the Commission shall promote the identification, preservation, and conservation of historic sites significant to the history, presence, and contributions of formerly enslaved African Americans in Virginia; identify the contributions of African Americans to Virginia, the nation, and the world and recommend options to begin resolving lingering societal problems whose origins began with the institution of slavery; identify historical sites significant to the history of formerly enslaved African Americans in Virginia; and recommend ways to increase tourism and revenues associated with such sites. The Commission shall submit its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the 2019 Session of the General Assembly. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act.


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