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HJ 78 Commending the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission.

Introduced by: L. Preston Bryant, Jr. | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Commending the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission. Commends the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission on leading the national commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of the nation's public schools. Congress, on September 18, 2001, enacted Public Law 107-41, establishing the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission to encourage and provide for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of this landmark Supreme Court decision. The President of the United States, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court appointed the Commission members. The commissioners represent the Brown Foundation for Education Equity, Excellence and Research; the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Education Fund; the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site; various federal agencies; each of the five states which were party to the Brown decision; and Massachusetts, the site of the first legal challenge to segregated schools in Roberts v. City of Boston (1849). The Commission has held its meetings in the party states, one each in Columbia, South Carolina; Wilmington, Delaware; Topeka, Kansas; Richmond and Farmville, Virginia; and the District of Columbia. A meeting was also held in Boston, Massachusetts. Under the leadership of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission, which has been directed to plan, coordinate, and implement Virginia's commemoration of the decision, Virginia launched its official 18-month long commemoration of Brown v. Board of Education with the three-day State visit of the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission.

This resolution is a recommendation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission.


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HISTORY

  • 01/14/04  House: Prefiled; 01/08/04
  • 01/14/04  House: Presented and laid on Speaker's table 048143252
  • 01/14/04  House: Introduced bill reprinted 048146756
  • 01/14/04  House: Taken up for immediate consideration
  • 01/14/04  House: Engrossed by House
  • 01/14/04  House: Agreed to by House by voice vote
  • 01/14/04  House: Communicated to Senate
  • 01/14/04  Senate: Rules suspended (40-Y 0-N)
  • 01/14/04  Senate: VOTE: SUSPEND THE RULES (40-Y 0-N)
  • 01/14/04  Senate: Taken up for immediate consideration
  • 01/14/04  Senate: Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
  • 01/15/04  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ78ER)