H.Res.509 - Recognizing the importance of African-American music to global culture and calling on the people of the United States to study, reflect on, and celebrate African-American music.106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] (Introduced 05/23/2000)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/06/2000 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Engrossed in House (06/06/2000)
[Congressional Bills 106th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Res. 509 Engrossed in House (EH)] In the House of Representatives, U.S., June 6, 2000. Whereas artists, songwriters, producers, engineers, educators, executives, and other professionals in the music industry provide inspiration and leadership through their creation of music, dissemination of educational information, and financial contributions to charitable and community- based organizations; Whereas African-American music is indigenous to the United States and originates from African genres of music; Whereas African-American genres of music such as gospel, blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, rap, the Motown sound, and hip-hop have their roots in the African-American experience; Whereas African-American music has a pervasive influence on dance, fashion, language, art, literature, cinema, media, advertisements, and other aspects of culture; Whereas the prominence of African-American music in the 20th century has reawakened interest in the legacy and heritage of the art form of African-American music; Whereas African-American music embodies the strong presence of, and significant contributions made by, African-Americans in the music industry and society as a whole; Whereas the multibillion dollar African-American music industry contributes greatly to the domestic and worldwide economy; Whereas African-American music has a positive impact on and broad appeal to diverse groups, both nationally and internationally; and Whereas in 1979 President Carter recognized June as African-American Music Month, and President Clinton subsequently recognized June as African- American Music Month: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives-- (1) recognizes the importance of the contributions of African- American music to global culture and the positive impact of African- American music on global commerce; and (2) calls on the people of the United States to take the opportunity to study, reflect on, and celebrate the majesty, vitality, and importance of African-American music. Attest: Clerk.