Summary: H.Res.616 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/23/2016)

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that:

  • the trial and conviction of 50 African-American sailors for mutiny in connection with their service at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Concord, California, during World War II were wrongfully pursued because of racial prejudice; and
  • Congress should publicly exonerate the 50 sailors to further aid in healing the racial divide that continues to exist in the United States.