To understand the purpose of this bill, visit: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hres19/text The bill intended to honor the Jubilee Singers for their historical efforts to educate former slaves and their descendants. Recognition of this kind does a little something to recognize the injustices perpetuated by European Americans holding authority in the US. In some small way, this recognition can help to make amends for the horrors of slavery.
Nashville, the Athens of the South, has several notable institutions of higher education. Among these is the historically black Fisk University. The importance of its Jubilee Singers to the continuing history of spiritual music as a foundation of gospel music cannot be denied and honoring them is essential.
I support this as it can better educate Americans about a diverse part of our history. This sort of legislation is painless and does not ask for much. It's something we can all do to help foster a more inclusive America.
Why is this a thing? Too many homeless, to many hungry. As a Service Officer for a national service organization is see many in pain, hungry and homeless. Please let us focus on issues that at least would have some measure to relieve suffering.