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H.J.Res. 106 (100th): A joint resolution to designate June 19, 1987, as “American Gospel Arts Day”.


The text of the resolution below is as of Jun 23, 1987 (Passed Congress).


101 STAT. 372                    PUBLIC LAW 100-56—JUNE 23, 1987

                  Public Law 100-56                                    3<^-001 WAJ idiS
                  100th Congress                                           aaaigfioD irOOl
                                             Joint Resolution
June 23, 1987
                             To designate June 19,1987, as "American Gospel Arts Day".   '      T
[H.J. Res. 106]
                  Whereas Gospel music is an American art, a product of the fusion of
                     the African and European cultures;
sd .              Whereas Gospel music is the forerunner of popular music in Amer-
                     ica;
                  Whereas Gospel music, as an art form, is an important part of our
                     cultural heritage;
                  Whereas the black American church community, in which Gospel
                     music has its roots, has historically been a source for peaceful
                     social change and a positive influence in all communities;
                  Whereas it is in the national interest to preserve Gospel music as an
                     American art form, and promote recognition of the Gospel herit-
                     age; and
                  Whereas June 19 is traditionally observed in the black community
                     as a special day of appreciation for black American cultural
                     heritage and civil rights: Now, therefore, be it
                     Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
                  States of America in Congress assembled. That June 19, 1987, is
                  hereby designated "American Gospel Arts Day", and the President
                  is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the
                  people of the United States to observe that day with appropriate
                  ceremonies and activities.
                    Approved June 23, 1987.




                  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 106:                                           ^-
                  CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 133 (1987):                                        %
                       June 2, considered and passed House.                                  ., y j
                       June 16, considered and passed Senate.