H.R.2205 - National Museum of African American History and Culture Act 108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] (Introduced 05/22/2003)|
|Committees:||House - House Administration; Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||05/23/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R. 3491, which became Public Law 108-184 on 12/16/2003.|
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Summary: H.R.2205 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
National Museum of African American History and Culture Act - Establishes within the Smithsonian Institution (SI) the National Museum of African American History and Culture, to be operated as a center for scholarship and a location for museum training, public education, exhibits, and collection and study of items and materials relating to the life, art, history, and culture of African Americans that encompass the period of slavery, the era of reconstruction, the Harlem renaissance, the civil rights movement, and other periods of the African American diaspora.
Introduced in House (05/22/2003)
Establishes the National Museum of African American History and Culture Council to: (1) advise and assist the SI Board of Regents on Museum planning, design, construction, operation, and budgets; and (2) have responsibility and authority with respect to the Museum's collections and work.
Requires the Secretary of SI to appoint a Museum Director.
Establishes the Office of Education and Liaison Programs within the Museum to work with educational institutions and museums throughout the Nation. Requires the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services to establish specified grant, scholarship, internship, and fellowship programs relating to African American museums.
Directs the Board of Regents to select the Museum's site from one of four specified sites on or adjacent to the national mall.
Directs the Council and the Board of Regents, in carrying out their duties under this Act, to consider the reports and plans submitted by the National Museum of African American History and Culture Plan for Action Presidential Commission under the National Museum of African American History and Culture Plan for Action Presidential Commission Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-106).