To authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to eligible entities to carry out educational programs that include the history of peoples of African descent in the settling and founding of America, the economic and political environments that led to the development, institutionalization, and abolition of slavery and its impact on all Americans, the exploration and expansion of America, impact on and contributions to the development and enhancement of American life, United States history, literature, the economy, politics, body of laws, and culture, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 11th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 15, 2020
Length: 8 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on May 15, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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166 Cosponsors (166 Democrats)
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May 15, 2020
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H.R. 6902 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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