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1/18/2013--Introduced.Recognizes National Emancipation Day, marking the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the end of slavery in areas of rebellion, and the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation in... Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Jan 18, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 18, 2013

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Bill Text

RESOLUTION

Recognizing National Emancipation Day, marking the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in areas of rebellion, and the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation in the struggle for the equal rights and freedoms afforded to all United States citizens.

Whereas in 1619, a ship flying the Dutch flag stopped at Old Point Comfort in the Virginia Colony with 20 Africans onboard; Whereas the arrival of these 20 Africans to the Virginia Peninsula marked the beginning of more than 200 years of captivity for Africans in the United States; Whereas President Abraham Lincoln, during the American Civil War and in accordance with the war powers vested to him issued a proclamation on September 22, 1862, declaring that on the first day of January, 1863, ``all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free''; Whereas the Emancipation Proclamation, as an Executive order, legally emancipated millions of slaves in the States of South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, and North Carolina; Whereas for two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation became official, Texas slaves were held in bondage and only after June 19, 1865, when Union Soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, were African- American slaves in that State set free; Whereas, on December 6, 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which reads ``Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime...

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15 Supporting
124 Opposing
11% 89%

State: CA

2 Supporting
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29% 71%

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Very little is done to recognize or address the issues surrounding the American Indians in this country especially in Kansas City Mo. where business owners openly state they are white but joined a few clubs that gave them "community recognition" and to be recognized as American Indian by the City of Kansas City, Mo and forced us to compete with "honorary Indians" for contracting, Mr. Cleaver YOU know the competitiveness for contracting in KC and yet you as an African American with Kwanzaa, Juneteenth, and Martin Luther King Jr Day, with historically black colleges, with exclusive awards including the NAACP Image Awards, the Spingarn Medal, and the Coretta Scott King Award and lets not forget the Harlem Renaissance and Negro League Baseball, these among many other celebrations and awards and noteworthy acts and people are a constant reminder but did any of you know that there was an American Indian Vice President? that the most awarded military person (Hero) was an American Indian? that it was an American Indian that broke the racial barrier in baseball? probably not because well over 90% of my people don't even know about this. pursuing more and more recognition for black america is quickly turning you into white america. You complained about the lack of recognition for "minorities" and its all focused on the "black minority" you complained about the lack of access to most everything that white america has and yet with Affirmative Action, EEOC etc etc etc it was dominated and still is by black america and the American Indian, the people that suffered the most at the hands of the new america remains in the background and little to no recognition is awarded to them ..so I say I have given enough to black america and firmly say NO on H.RES.38

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Users Supporting

I support H.Res. 38 ("Recognizing National Emancipation Day, marking the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in areas") because it would be a good way to remember the constant struggle for equal rights for everyone.

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NY
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spaismanspif
NY-23
1 year ago

I support H.Res. 38 ("Recognizing National Emancipation Day, marking the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in areas") I usually vote against this type of bill but this one has historic importance, and although I may get angry as hell when I can't get American History at a college, there isn't anything bad about teaching black history, which is mostly missing from American history. BUT, I WARN that teaching only black history at the expense of indoctrinating people to socialism, and free stuff instead of the US Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, etc is actually a bump more important than other types of history, because now we have generation of people who don't support the Constitution. Don't they realize where that heads to?

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CA
6
EXPOSE-CAFR
CA-6
1 year ago

I support H.Res. 38 ("Recognizing National Emancipation Day, marking the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in areas") because... The nation should recognize the Republican Party's role in ending slavery in this country.

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NC
4
RayBatts
NC-4
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.Res. 38 ("Recognizing National Emancipation Day, marking the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in areas") because the Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery, the 13th amendment did. The Emancipation freed slaves of states in the Confederate states of American which at the time could not be enforced. It is no different than President Obama telling the Syrian president what he can and can not do in his own country.

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GA
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TheAngryAmerican
GA-1
1 year ago

I oppose H.Res. 38 ("Recognizing National Emancipation Day, marking the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in areas") because... We're not there yet. You are taking away more rights than we've ever had. This is getting worse than being under the King. More taxes, less freedom of speech, more gun control. What are we trying to celebrate again? This is a Joke! Read up on all the laws that are out there right now and try to enforce them, or get rid of them, then we'll talk about Emancipation Day...

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SSouchek
CO-4
2 years ago

I oppose H.Res. 38 ("Recognizing National Emancipation Day, marking the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in areas") because...This is another ignorant bill proposed by liberals.

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NC
1
JCR67
NC-1
2 years ago

I oppose H.Res. 38 ("Recognizing National Emancipation Day, marking the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in areas") because... with all the problems face by the uSA, we don't have time for this kind of nonsense.

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NC
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mjwilliamsmj
NC-11
2 years ago

I oppose H.Res. 38 ("Recognizing National Emancipation Day, marking the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in areas") because...Can we just stop all the race foolishness? We're all humans regardless of color or race and until we just accept that, we're going to keep hate and ignorance strong.

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NV
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JLFM
NV-2
2 years ago

Dear Sir, Freedom is celebrated every day in America, and we don't need more federal holidays. There are so many critical issues affecting us all, such as our broken foreign policy and tragic spending spree on innumerable entitlements and special interest programs. It is because of this that I oppose H.Res 38, and I kindly ask that you focus on our pressing need for economic and fiscal responsibility. Thank you, -Chris

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CA
16
AreWeFree
CA-16
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/18/2013--Introduced.Recognizes National Emancipation Day, marking the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the end of slavery in areas of rebellion, and the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation in the struggle for the equal rights and freedoms afforded to all U.S. citizens.

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