AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF BLACK HISTORY IN NORTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, the Division of Archives and History, Department of Cultural Resources, has undertaken a number of recent projects relating to black history including a major museum exhibition on the black presence in North Carolina, a survey of significant black historic sites in the State, and a special effort to commemorate significant black leaders and places through the highway historical marker program; and
Whereas, the above-mentioned projects are part of an ongoing commitment of the Division of Archives and History to foster the study of black history in North Carolina; Now, therefore,
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. There is appropriated from the General Fund to the Division of Archives and History, Department of Cultural Resources, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for the fiscal year 1979-80 and the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) for the fiscal year 1980-81 to be used to coordinate the study of black history in North Carolina, to stage a major symposium on black history, to provide for the purchase of black-related artifacts for the Museum of History, to survey the State archives for black-related documents, to complete a survey of black historic sites in North Carolina, and to publish works on black history.
Sec. 2. This act shall become effective July 1, 1979.