H.Res.323 - Observing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day.112th Congress (2011-2012)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] (Introduced 06/22/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Oversight and Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||06/22/2011 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.323 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/22/2011)
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 the House of Representatives 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.