H.Res. 1058: Honoring and praising the Sojourn to the Past organization

H.Res. 1058

Honoring and praising the Sojourn to the Past organization

Sponsor
Rep. John Lewis

Date
July 26, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1058 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, July 26, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) on February 2, 2010.

 

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1058 would resolve that the House of Representative:

  • “Recognizes the 10th anniversary of the founding Sojourn to the Past; and
  • “Honors and praises Sojourn to the Past on the occasion of its anniversary, and for its work in educating the next generation of people in the United States about the civil rights movement and the importance of social justice.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, Sojourn to the Past takes high school students on a 10-day excursion along the path of the civil rights movement in the Southern United States, engaging them with historical sites and talks with prominent veteran leaders of the civil rights movement.