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H.R. 937 (103rd): To provide for the establishment of the Margaret Walker Alexander National African-American Research Center.


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 17, 1993 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


HR 937 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 937

To provide for the establishment of the Margaret Walker Alexander National African-American Research Center.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

FEBRUARY 17, 1993

Mr. PARKER (for himself, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mr. WHITTEN, Mr. MONTGOMERY, Mr. GORDON, Mr. STOKES, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. SISISKY, Mr. FORD of Tennessee, Ms. PELOSI, Mr. LIPINSKI, Mr. EVANS, Mr. FROST, Mr. GONZALEZ, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. MFUME, Mr. BONIOR, Mr. BROWDER, Mr. OWENS, Mr. WYNN, Mr. DIXON, Miss COLLINS of Michigan, and Ms. NORTON) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To provide for the establishment of the Margaret Walker Alexander National African-American Research Center.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MARGARET WALKER ALEXANDER NATIONAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER.

    (a) ESTABLISHMENT- In recognition of, and to commemorate, the literary contributions of Margaret Walker Alexander, the Secretary of Education shall make a grant to Jackson State University to establish the Margaret Walker Alexander National African-American Research Center (hereafter in this Act referred to as the ‘Center’). The Center shall be located at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi.

    (b) REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANT- A grant may not be made under subsection (a) unless an application is made to the Secretary of Education at such time and in such manner as the Secretary may require. The application shall contain provisions designed to ensure that--

      (1) the Center will be located in the building known as ‘Ayer Hall’ on the campus of Jackson State University;

      (2) the building will serve as a national center for the study, research, and teaching of African-American literature and history and as a repository for papers and memorabilia relating to the life of Margaret Walker Alexander and other individuals noted for their work in African-American literature and history; and

      (3) such other conditions as the Secretary requires.

SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) AMOUNT- There are authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $8,000,000 for fiscal year 1993.

    (b) AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS- Funds appropriated pursuant to this Act are authorized to remain available until expended.