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P.L. 111-19, The Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 (2 comments ↓ | 6 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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H.R. 586 would direct the Librarian of Congress and the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution to carry out a joint project at the Library of Congress and the National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.

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BeckyLyn

April 19, 2009, 1:29am (report abuse)

I think I can spare a penny. It's sad to see just how prejudiced our country really is.... STILL. The Civil Rights era was very important to America... not just Black America, but ALL OF AMERICA! This country would be pretty crappy if not for the contributions of African Americans. Not to say that a lot of things invented by African Americans could not have been invented by anyone else, but what if they weren't? Would you really want to deal with a stop sign at every intersection? Or change your light bulbs every day or every other day? I'm glad I grew up in a family that embraces all American history, and not just the history presented in school textbooks. Thank God for the ability to self-educate.

NeedLiberty

April 24, 2009, 3:14pm (report abuse)

Only Civil Rights? I'd chip in $10.00 to mandate teaching Constitutional rights to everybody.

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