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[Congressional Bills 103th Congress]
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[H.R. 1923 Introduced in House (IH)]

103d CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1923

 To authorize appropriations for the restoration of historic buildings 
               in the Fisk University Historic District.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 29, 1993

 Mr. Clement (for himself, Mr. Bishop, Mrs. Clayton, Mr. Clyburn, Mrs. 
 Collins of Illinois, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Dellums, Mr. Flake, 
  Mr. Ford of Tennessee, Mr. Gordon, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Hilliard, Mr. 
Jefferson, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mrs. Lloyd, Mrs. Meek, Mr. Mfume, Ms. 
Norton, Mr. Payne of New Jersey, Mr. Quillen, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Reynolds, 
 Mr. Rush, Mr. Sundquist, Mr. Towns, Mr. Tucker, Mr. Watt, Mr. Wheat, 
and Mr. Wynn) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                     Committee on Natural Resources

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                                 A BILL


 


    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Fisk University Historic District 
Restoration and Preservation Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS

    Congress finds that--
            (1) Fisk University is among the first institutions 
        established following the Civil War for the education of 
        African-Americans which immediately became known, and is still 
        known, for its academic excellence;
            (2) to raise funds for the University as it faced immediate 
        financial difficulties, the Jubilee Singers left on a world 
        tour in which they introduced to international acclaim the 
        ``Negro Spiritual'' as an American art form;
            (3) with funds earned on the world tours, Fisk built 
        Jubilee Hall, the first permanent building constructed in the 
        United States specifically for the purpose of educating 
        African-Americans;
            (4) together with Jubilee Hall, which is designated a 
        National Historic Landmark, nine buildings have been listed on 
        the National Register of Historic Places and the campus has 
        been designated by the Department of Interior as a Historic 
        District;
            (5) The historic buildings on the Fisk campus include 
        structures of unique architectural style and importance to the 
        African-American community and to African-American higher 
        education; and
            (6) The Fisk University Historic District and its historic 
        buildings are national treasures worthy of preservation and 
        restoration for future generations of all Americans.

SEC. 3. RESTORATION OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS AT FISK UNIVERSITY.

    There is authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be 
necessary to the Secretary of the Interior for the restoration of 
historic buildings in the Fisk University Historic District, Nashville, 
Tennessee, pursuant to section 2 of the Act entitled ``An Act to 
provide for the preservation of historic sites, buildings, objects, and 
antiquities of national significance, and for other purposes'' (16 
U.S.C. 461-467).

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