Summary: S.3054 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (06/14/2016)

Preserving Civil Rights Heritage Act of 2016

This bill requires the Department of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of significant civil rights sites, including:

  • the former home of Medgar Evers in Jackson, Mississippi;
  • the Tallahatchie County Courthouse in Sumner, Mississippi;
  • the site of Bryant's Store in Money, Mississippi;
  • the former office of Dr. Gilbert in Biloxi, Mississippi; and
  • the Old Neshoba County Jail in Philadelphia, Mississippi.

Interior must submit its recommendations to Congress after evaluating the suitability and feasibility of designating each site as a unit of the National Park System and considering other alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation by federal, state, or local governments or private or nonprofit organizations.