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African American Civil Rights Network Act

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A bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to establish within the National Park Service the African American Civil Rights Network, and for other purposes.

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04/05/2017Introduced in Senate

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04/05/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
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Sen. Alexander, Lamar [R-TN]* 04/05/2017

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Senate Energy and Natural Resources04/05/2017 Referred to

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African American Civil Rights Network Act

This bill requires the Department of the Interior to establish within the National Park Service (NPS) an African American Civil Rights Network that encompasses: (1) all NPS units and programs that relate to the African American civil rights movement during the period from 1939 through 1968; (2) other federal, state, local, and privately owned properties that relate to the African American civil rights movement and that are included in, or eligible for, the National Register of Historic Places; and (3) other governmental and nongovernmental facilities and programs of an educational, research, or interpretive nature that are directly related to such movement.

In carrying out the network, Interior must: (1) review civil rights movement studies and reports that may already be underway or completed, such as the Civil Rights Framework Study; (2) produce and disseminate educational materials, such as handbooks, maps, interpretive guides, or electronic information; (3) provide technical assistance; and (4) adopt an official, uniform symbol or device for the network and issue regulations for the symbol's use.