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Civil Rights and African American History

An overview of government publications, by department or agency, related to civil rights and African American history

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Congressional documents are comprised of reports, documents, hearings, etc. from both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Topics are wide and varied when it comes to Congressional documents, however, publications found on this page deal directly with either Civil Rights issues or the history of African Americans in the United States.

400 Years of African-American History Commission Act (2016)

Black Americans in Congress 1870-2022

Establishment of a memorial to honor contributions of free persons and slaves during the American Revolution

History and enforcement of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Status of the implementation of the Pigford v. Glickman settlement

Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act

Sense of Congress with regard to the 50th anniversary of Brown versus Board of Education

Recognizing the 50th anniversary of Rosa Louise Parks' refusal to give up her seat on the bus and the subsequent desegregation of American society

United States Civil Rights Trail Special Resource Study Act

Collateral consequences : hearing before the Over-Criminalization Task Force of 2014 of the Committee on the Judiciary,

Collateral consequences of criminal convictions: barriers to reentry for the formerly incarcerated

Reassessing solitary confinement : the human rights, fiscal, and public safety consequences

S. 989, the End Racial Profiling Act of 2001

"Stand your ground" laws : civil rights and public safety implications of the expanded use of deadly force

Examining civil rights litigation reform : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties

The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and its continuing importance

U.S. Civil Rights Network Act of 2015 : report (to accompany S. 2309)