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107th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. RES. 518

Recognizing National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week 
 and the importance and accomplishments of historically Black colleges 
                           and universities.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 9, 2002

  Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas (for herself, Mr. Cummings, Ms. 
  Watson of California, Mrs. Meek of Florida, Ms. McKinney, Mr. Rush, 
    Mrs. Christensen, Ms. Lee, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Ms. Millender-
McDonald, Mr. Clyburn, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Mr. Towns, Mr. Watt of 
  North Carolina, Mr. Meeks of New York, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Mr. 
  Hastings of Florida, Mr. Scott, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mr. Jefferson, Ms. 
 Norton, Mrs. Clayton, Mr. Owens, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mrs. Jones of 
  Ohio, Mr. Wynn, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Hilliard, Ms. Brown of 
Florida, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Clay, Mr. Payne, Ms. Waters, 
Mr. Bishop, Ms. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Ford, and Mr. Rangel) submitted 
   the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on 
                      Education and the Workforce

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                               RESOLUTION


 
Recognizing National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week 
 and the importance and accomplishments of historically Black colleges 
                           and universities.

Whereas there are 118 historically Black colleges and universities in the United 
        States;
Whereas historically Black colleges and universities are credited with making 
        higher education financially attainable for individuals who otherwise 
        would not be able to afford postsecondary education;
Whereas historically Black colleges and universities have significant success 
        rates because they are good at providing remedial preparation for 
        students who begin college with weak high school backgrounds;
Whereas historically Black colleges and universities provide a supportive 
        social, cultural, and racial environment for people of color who are 
        seeking a college education;
Whereas historically Black colleges and universities have been referred to as 
        the ``salvation of black folks'' and perform a remarkable task of 
        educating almost 85 percent of Black college graduates in the United 
        States;
Whereas, in the United States, historically Black colleges and universities have 
        educated 75 percent of all Blacks having Ph.D.s, 46 percent of all Black 
        business executives, 50 percent of all Black engineers, and 80 percent 
        of all Black Federal judges;
Whereas, in the United States, historically Black health professional schools 
        have trained an estimated 40 percent of all Black dentists, 50 percent 
        of all Black pharmacists, and 75 percent of all Black veterinarians;
Whereas, in the United States, historically Black colleges and universities have 
        educated an estimated 50 percent of all Black attorneys and 75 percent 
        of all Black military officers;
Whereas historically Black colleges and universities have produced Members of 
        the United States Congress, State legislators, writers, musicians, 
        actors, engineers, journalists, teachers, scholars, judges, pilots, 
        activists, business leaders, lawyers, and doctors; and
Whereas September 15 through September 21, 2002, is established and recognized 
        throughout the United States as National Historically Black Colleges and 
        Universities Week: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) fully supports the goals and ideals of National 
        Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week;
            (2) salutes and acknowledges historically Black colleges 
        and universities and the presidents, faculties, staff, and 
        trustees of the 118 such institutions for their vigorous and 
        persistent efforts in support of equal opportunity in higher 
        education;
            (3) commends the students who benefit from historically 
        Black colleges and universities for their pursuit of academic 
        excellence; and
            (4) requests that the President issue a proclamation 
        calling on the people of the United States and interested 
        groups to conduct appropriate ceremonies, activities, and 
        programs to demonstrate support for historically Black colleges 
        and universities in the United States.
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