National Museum of African American History and Culture Plan for Action Presidential Commission Act (28 December 2001)
Despite his appointment of African Americans as his secretary of state and national security adviser, President George W. Bush has failed to garner support among the vast majority of blacks in the United States during his two terms in office. (According to many public opinion polls through 2005, his approval ratings among African Americans were frequently only in the high single digits.) This lack of approval may partially be attributed to his refusal to seriously engage the Congressional Black Caucus as well as his refusal to address the NAACP—every president since Herbert Hoover has done so during his term in office. Another factor in Bush's unpopularity was his administration's response to the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina in September 2005, which left New Orleans, Louisiana, in ruins and thousands of African American city residents stranded, desperate, and pleading for government assistance.
Nevertheless President Bush s signing of the National Museum of African ...