S.Con.Res.42 - A concurrent resolution recognizing the historical significance of the Juneteenth Independence Day, and expressing the sense of Congress that history should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and solving the challenges of the future.109th Congress (2005-2006)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Obama, Barack [D-IL] (Introduced 06/15/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/15/2005 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6664) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Con.Res.42 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/15/2005)
Recognizes the historical significance to the nation, and supports the continued celebration, of Juneteenth Independence Day (June 19, 1865, the day Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved African Americans were free).
Declares the sense of Congress that: (1) history should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and solving the challenges of the future; and (2) the celebration of the end of slavery is an important and enriching part of the history and heritage of the United States.