#Slavery Remembrance Day – Bill

Seriously – there is a bill to be considered, it’s called Slavery Remembrance Day. Why, would Black folk need this bill and if this bill is needed why is critical race theory being rejected by republicans? The bill is sponsored by Representative Al Green (D) – Texas – Contact (202) 225 – 7508. How much is being spent on this bill – well – we don’t know as of – As of 08/24/2022 a CBO Cost Estimate for this measure has not been received. This bill if approved would fall under the Policy Areas – Civil Rights and Liberties and Minority Issues and to further add insult it falls under the Legislative Subjects of Commemorative Events and Holidays!.

H. RES. 517

Supporting the designation of a “Slavery Remembrance Day” on August 20, 2021, to serve as a reminder of the evils of slavery.


Even they can’t believe this is happening!

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 1, 2021

Mr. Green of Texas (for himself, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Lowenthal, Ms. Adams, Mr. Carson, Mr. Levin of Michigan, Ms. Kuster, Mr. Brown, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Rush, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Sherman, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Pappas, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Payne, Mr. Evans, Mrs. Luria, Ms. Norton, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin, Ms. Omar, Ms. Speier, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Auchincloss, Mr. Bowman, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Castro of Texas, Mr. Neguse, Mr. Morelle, Mr. Vargas, Ms. Bass, Mr. Mfume, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mrs. Fletcher, Mr. Doggett, Mr. Veasey, Ms. Strickland, Ms. Waters, Ms. Williams of Georgia, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Welch, Mr. Torres of New York, Mr. Khanna, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Carter of Louisiana, Ms. Escobar, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. Chu, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Takano, Mr. Pallone, Mr. McEachin, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Ms. Meng, Mr. Perlmutter, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Allred, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Garcia of Texas, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Connolly, Ms. Pressley, Ms. Jayapal, Ms. Barragán, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Cuellar, Ms. Tlaib, Mr. Grijalva, and Mr. Jeffries) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform


RESOLUTION

Supporting the designation of a “Slavery Remembrance Day” on August 20, 2021, to serve as a reminder of the evils of slavery.

Whereas, on August 20, 1619, the first 20 enslaved Africans were brought to what is now Fort Monroe, then Point Comfort, in Hampton, Virginia against their will;

Whereas the House of Representatives recognizes August 20, 2021, as “Slavery Remembrance Day” and commemorates the lives of all enslaved people while also condemning the act and perpetuation of slavery in the United States of America and across the world;

Whereas African tribal chiefs captured, enslaved, and sold their captives to transatlantic slave traders;

Whereas, over the period of the Atlantic slave trade, from approximately 1526 to 1867, millions of humans were abducted and shipped from Africa, and 10,700,000 arrived in the Americas as personal property;

Whereas the majority of enslaved Africans brought to British North America arrived between 1720 and 1780;

Whereas about 6 percent of African captives were sent directly to British North America;

Whereas, by 1825, the population of the United States included about one quarter of the people of African descent in what has been called the New World;

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Resolved,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This resolution may be cited as the “Original Slavery Remembrance Day Resolution of 2021”.

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