Summary: S.Res.647 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (07/02/2020)

This resolution recognizes the forthcoming centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.

The resolution, among other things

  • acknowledges the historical significance of this event as one of the largest single instances of state-sanctioned violence against black people in American history;
  • honors the lives and legacies of the estimated 300 black individuals who were killed during the massacre and the nearly 9,000 who were left homeless and penniless;
  • condemns efforts to cover up the truth and shield the white community, especially government officials, from accountability;
  • condemns the continued legacy of racism and white supremacy against black people in the United States, particularly in the form of police brutality;
  • encourages education about the massacre, the history of white supremacy that fueled the massacre, and subsequent attempts to deny or cover up the massacre, in all elementary and secondary education settings and in institutions of higher education; and
  • recognizes the commitment of Congress to acknowledge and learn from the history of racism and racial violence to reverse the legacy of white supremacy and fight for racial justice.