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H.R. 949 (114th): African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Educational Center Act

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African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Educational Center Act

Establishes the African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Educational Center at the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York, New York.

Directs the National Park Service to: (1) acquire for the Museum property that is located adjacent to the National Monument or in any other area of the African Burial Ground National Historic Landmark in the city other than the location adjacent to the Monument, and (2) construct the Museum on the acquired property.

Establishes within the Department of the Interior the African Burial Ground Advisory Council to: (1) make recommendations on the construction of the Museum, and (2) advise and assist Interior on all matters relating to the operation and preservation of the Museum.