AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING MONUMENTS COMMEMORATING EVENTS AND PERSONS RELATING TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN THE STATE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION TO PLACE MARKERS AT SITES ALONG NORTH CAROLINA'S CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL.
Includes whereas clauses. Authorizes the African American Heritage Commission (Commission) to study establishing monuments commemorating events relating to the civil rights movement in North Carolina and the state's citizens that contributed to the civil rights movement. Requires holding public hearings/meetings. Requires the Commission to report to the specified NCGA committee by May 1, 2022.
Appropriates $500,000 for 2021-22 from the General Fund to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to aid the Commission in its current work of placing markers, signage, and other memorials to commemorate significant cultural or historical importance related to the State's Civil Rights Trail.
Effective July 1, 2021.
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