H.R.586 - Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009

To direct the Librarian of Congress and the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution to carry out a joint project at the Library of Congress and the National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Official: To direct the Librarian of Congress and the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution to carry out a joint project at the Library of Congress and the National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 as enacted.

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Result: Passed - April 22, 2009

Roll call number 197 in the House

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 586 Civil Rights History Project Act

 

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Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 - Requires, within the limits of available funds, the Librarian of Congress and the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (acting through the Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture) to establish an oral history pro

Official Summary

Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 - Requires, within the limits of available funds, the Librarian of Congress and the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (acting through the Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture) to establish an oral history project to:
(1) collect video and audio recordings of, and visual and written materials relevant to the personal histories of, participants in the Civil Rights movement; and
(2) make the collection available for public use through the Library of Congress and the Museum. Defines, for this Act, \"Civil Rights movement\" as the movement to secure racial equality in the United States for African Americans that, focusing on the period 1954 through 1968, challenged the practice of racial segregation in the nation and achieved equal rights legislation for all American citizens. Encourages the Librarian and the Secretary to solicit and accept related donations of funds and in-kind contributions. Authorizes appropriations.

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