|Sponsor||Schumer (New York)|
|Date||May 21, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ed Bedard|
On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the House is scheduled to consider S.Con.Res. 16, a resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for the unveiling of a statue of Frederick Douglass,under a suspension of the rules. The resolution was introduced on May 16, 2013 by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and passed the Senate by unanimous consent.
S.Con.Res. 16 authorizes the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to unveil a statue of Frederick Douglass, to be held on June 19, 2013.
Frederick Douglass was one of the most important American figures of the 19th century. He was born into slavery and escaped as a young man, becoming one of the most prominent orators and writers of his time. He was an ardent abolitionist and his autobiography became an impetus for the abolitionist movement.
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