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H.R. 5111: To amend section 6103 of title 5, United States Code, to establish Rosa Parks Day as a Federal holiday, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Aug 27, 2021 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

This would be the first federal holiday to honor a woman.

Context

On December 1, 1955, a black woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her Montgomery, Alabama bus seat for a white passenger. Her conviction and fine led to the Montgomery bus boycott, one of the pivotal events of the 1950s-60s civil rights movement.

There had been plans for such a boycott for some time, but Parks — a civil rights activist — provided the spark which actually made it happen. The boycott proved successful when the Supreme Court upheld the 2–1 Alabama district court decision Browder v. Gayle, which ruled that public transportation racial segregation was unconstitutional.

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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 5111

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 27, 2021

(for himself, Mrs. Beatty, Ms. Sewell, and Mr. Grijalva) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform

A BILL

To amend section 6103 of title 5, United States Code, to establish Rosa Parks Day as a Federal holiday, and for other purposes.

1.

Rosa Parks Day

Section 6103(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to Thanksgiving Day the following:

Rosa Parks Day.

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