Congressmen Introduce Resolutions To Honor Black Colleges

Congressmen Introduce Resolutions To Honor Black Colleges
By Charles Dervarics

New resolutions are pending in Congress to honor the work of historically Black colleges and universities, including a national week to honor HBCUs this fall.

In the House, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman of Congressional Black Caucus, has introduced H.Res. 82, designed to recognize HBCUs and their accomplishments. The resolution also would call on President Bush to issue a proclamation on HBCUs and encourage ceremonies honoring the colleges.

In the Senate, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has introduced S.Res. 30, a resolution to designate the week of Sept. 14, 2003, as National HBCU Week. That resolution was referred to the Judiciary Committee. For information on the House plan, contact Rep. Cummings’ office at (202) 225-4741; for information on the Senate plan, contact Sen. Graham’s office at (202) 224-5972.

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