H. R. 6902, To authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to eligible entities to carry out educational programs that include the history of peoples of African descent in the settling and founding of America, the economic and political environments that led to the development, institutionalization, and abolition of slavery and its impact on all Americans, the exploration and expansion of America, impact on and contributions to the development and enhancement of American life, United States history, literature, the economy, politics, body of laws, and culture, and for other purposes.

Summary: To authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to eligible entities to carry out educational programs that include the history of peoples of African descent in the settling and founding of America, the economic and political environments that led to the development, institutionalization, and abolition of slavery and its impact on all Americans, the exploration and expansion of America, impact on and contributions to the development and enhancement of American life, United States history, literature, the economy, politics, body of laws, and culture, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 06/04/20.

STATUS: Introduced 05/15/20 by Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11].

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • “The anniversary of the decision integrating our schools and overturning the inherently unequal ‘separate but equal’ access to education 66 years ago is a reminder of the important role knowledge plays in combatting prejudice and marginalization,” said Rep. Fudge.  “Black History is crucial to understanding the complexity of American history.  It is not just about slavery and civil rights—Black History is an inseparable part of the story of America.  By incentivizing the teaching and learning of Black History in our nation’s schools, we affirm that Black History is American History.” (Source: Rep. Fudge, Press Release, 05/16/20)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: 

Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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