House passes bill authored by U.S. Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay to preserve civil rights sites


House passes bill authored by U.S. Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay to preserve civil rights sites

On Wednesday, July 26, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new bill to support the preservation of historical sites from the Civil Rights Movement.
H.R. 1927, the African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017, was authored by U.S. Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Missouri). The bipartisan act – which was approved with 72 cosponsors from across the nation, including U.S. Rep. Jason Smith (R-Missouri) – is designed to help preserve, illuminate and tell the still largely untold story of the 20th century struggle for civil rights.

The legislation requires the Department of the Interior to establish a network of all current …

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