Congress may honor Major Taylor, first Black American sports world hero
, with a congressional recognition
The US Congress has the power to recognize exemplary individuals and organizations through resolutions, medals, and other honors. A congressional recognition could be the highest honor Congress could give to a person.
In order to honor Major Taylor, first Black American sports world hero, with a congressional recognition, the process would first begin with a member of Congress introducing a resolution in either the House of Representatives or the Senate. This resolution would need to be co-sponsored by other Members who agree with the recognition. After the resolution was introduced, there would be markup hearings held to discuss the proposed resolution.
Once the resolution is approved, it would need to be voted on by the full chamber and pass with a majority vote before it could be sent to the President for his signature. If the President signed the resolution, it would become a law and the recognition would be official.
Congress has recognized a host of individuals in the past for their contributions to society, and Major Taylor would be an excellent addition to that list. As one of the first Black American sports world heroes, his contributions to the world of athletics and beyond should be recognized and celebrated as an example of what can be achieved.