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National Civil Rights Hall of Fame

WHEREAS, the NAACP founded in 1909, is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization; and

WHEREAS, the NAACP has positioned itself from the ballot box to the classroom with thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who continue to fight for social justice for all Americans; and

WHEREAS, the NAACP has endured and fought to change years of Jim Crow laws; and

WHEREAS, NAACP members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities; and

WHEREAS, the NAACP work, labor, history and legacy of those advancing the cause of civil rights must be preserved and be taught to future generations.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP shall establish a Blue Ribbon Committee to develop plans for the establishment of a National Civil Rights Hall of Fame dedicated to honoring civil rights workers and figures who have distinguished themselves in the Civil Rights arena.