• Creator
  • U.S. House of Representatives. Office of the Clerk of the House. 4/1/1789-
  • Description
  • This resolution and discharge petition from Representative Oscar De Priest, a Republican from Illinois, attempted to end racial discrimination in the House of Representatives' Restaurant. De Priest introduced in the House of Representatives H. Res. 236, which called for the creation of a special committee to investigate the House Restaurant's refusal to serve two African Americans, one of whom was a member of his staff. When the resolution got... more
    This resolution and discharge petition from Representative Oscar De Priest, a Republican from Illinois, attempted to end racial discrimination in the House of Representatives' Restaurant. De Priest introduced in the House of Representatives H. Res. 236, which called for the creation of a special committee to investigate the House Restaurant's refusal to serve two African Americans, one of whom was a member of his staff. When the resolution got stuck in the Rules Committee, De Priest successfully used a discharge petition to move the resolution out of the Rules Committee and onto the House floor. The House did eventually adopt the resolution, but the appointed committee did not recommend any changes to House Restaurant policies. less
  • Rights
  • Unrestricted