H.Res. 526: Recognizing the historical and cultural significance of the John Mercer Langston Golf Course and its contributions to achieving racial equality

H.Res. 526

Recognizing the historical and cultural significance of the John Mercer Langston Golf Course and its contributions to achieving racial equality

Sponsor
Sen. Bernard Sanders

Date
February 22, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 526 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, February 22, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) on June 10, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 526 would be resolved, that the House of Representatives recognizes the 70th anniversary of John Mercer Langston Golf Course.

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the historic Langston Golf Course was officially opened in 1939, as a segregated golf facility for African-Americans. Langston Golf Course was named for John Mercer Langston, a renowned Howard University educator, prominent political figure, and the first African-American Congressman from Virginia, elected in 1888