PRESERVING THE PAST: A LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF THE FREEDMEN'S BUREAU RECORDS PRESERVATION ACT OF 2000
Item #: 60868
Pages: viii, 124p.
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2006.
Subjects: CONTEMPORARY LAW
The Freedmen's Bureau Preservation Act of 2000 passed andsigned in the waning days of the Clinton Administrationwould hardly qualify, at first glance, as a piece of land-mark legislation. However its passage in a period ofintense partisanship represents a rare example of bothsides of the political divide coming together to protect animportant but long neglected piece of our nation's heritage.The incredible growth and interest in African Americangenealogy was a key factor in the Bill's passage.Genealogical research has been extremely important in theAfrican American community as the descendents of slaves havesought to better understand their history.