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S. 3054 (114th): Preserving Civil Rights Heritage Act of 2016

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jun 14, 2016.


Preserving Civil Rights Heritage Act of 2016

This bill requires the Department of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of significant civil rights sites, including:

the former home of Medgar Evers in Jackson, Mississippi; the Tallahatchie County Courthouse in Sumner, Mississippi; the site of Bryant's Store in Money, Mississippi; the former office of Dr. Gilbert in Biloxi, Mississippi; and the Old Neshoba County Jail in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Interior must submit its recommendations to Congress after evaluating the suitability and feasibility of designating each site as a unit of the National Park System and considering other alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation by federal, state, or local governments or private or nonprofit organizations.