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H.Res. 917: Condemning the atrocities that occurred in Forsyth County, Georgia, in 1912 in which over 1,100 Black Americans were terrorized and driven out by white supremacist mobs, including dozens of Black Americans who owned land in the county, and reaffirming the House of Representatives’ commitment to combating white supremacy, hatred, and injustice.


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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 Feb 9, 2022.


This resolution condemns the lynching of Rob Edwards, Oscar Daniel, and Ernest Knox and the actions of white supremacist mobs that drove out the Black population of Forsyth County, Georgia, in 1912. It also expresses support for the designation of a national day of remembrance for the victims of forced migrations of Black Americans throughout U.S. history.