H.R.40 - Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] (Introduced 01/04/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||03/02/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.|
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- Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
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Summary: H.R.40 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act - Establishes the Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans to examine: (1) the institution of slavery which existed within the United States and the colonies that became the United States from 1619 through 1865; (2) the extent to which the Federal and State governments supported the institution of slavery in constitutional and statutory provisions; (3) Federal and State laws that discriminated against freed African slaves and their descendants; and (4) the lingering negative effects of the institution of slavery on living African-Americans and on society in the United States.
Introduced in House (01/04/2005)
Instructs the Commission to address the following issues when making its recommendations to Congress: (1) whether the Federal government should offer a formal apology for the perpetration of gross human rights violations on African slaves and their descendants; (2) whether African-Americans still suffer from the lingering effects of slavery; and (3) whether any form of compensation to the descendants of African slaves is warranted.