H.R.1923 - Fisk University Historic District Restoration and Preservation Act103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Clement, Bob [D-TN-5] (Introduced 04/29/1993)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/15/1993 Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (04/29/1993)
[Congressional Bills 103th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [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. _______________________________________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________________________________________ 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). <all>