New law authorizes USNPS to create African American Civil Rights Network
The National Park Service has been authorized to establish a program to preserve and protect historic sites connected to the Civil Rights Movement, as the African American Civil Rights Network Act was signed into law on Tuesday, January 9.
The bipartisan legislation was championed by U.S. Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Missouri), U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and U.S. Rep. Jason Smith (R-Missouri), with 72 cosponsors from both sides of the aisle in the U.S. House.