Metavid

Video archive of the US Congress

House Proceeding 02-02-10 on Feb 2nd, 2010 :: 0:49:10 to 0:52:50
Total video length: 2 hours 15 minutes Stream Tools: Stream Overview | Edit Time

Note: MetaVid video transcripts may contain inaccuracies, help us build a more perfect archive

Download OptionsEmbed Video

Views:312 Duration: 0:03:40 Discussion

Previous speech: Next speech:

Gwen Moore

0:49:07 to 0:49:27( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: this resolution and having no - and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from ohio. ms. fudge: i am pleased to recognize the gentlewoman from wisconsin, ms. moore, for as much time as she may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. moore: thank you, madam chair, i want to thank my colleague from wisconsin for supporting house resolution 901.

Gwen Moore

0:49:10 to 0:52:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gwen Moore

Gwen Moore

0:49:28 to 0:49:50( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: i can tell you that you have heard the history of ruby bridges, but in my own fourth congressional district of wisconsin last spring, another teacher, a first grade teacher, started a class project to teach her 6-year-old students the historic impact of ruby

Gwen Moore

0:49:51 to 0:50:12( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: bridges during last february's black history month. the students recognizing the bravery of another child their age thought ruby bridges should have her own special day of recognition. so what started as a very modest class project sort of

Gwen Moore

0:50:13 to 0:50:34( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: built this groundswell where 2,200 signatures were collected throughout the fourth congressional district of wisconsin and indeed throughout the state. the project gained letters of commendation from milwaukee mayor tom barrett and from then state superintendent of'-z? education elizabeth bermaster.

Gwen Moore

0:50:35 to 0:50:55( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: they sent the full list to president barack obama and other elected officials in support of a ruby bridges day. it is so truly remarkle that a first grade class in my district not only learned the historic lessons of 6-year-old ruby bridges but also learned how extraordinary it is to have

Gwen Moore

0:50:56 to 0:51:16( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: a voice in this great country of ours through the power of the pen. in fact, the initiative of these small children brings me to the floor of the house of representatives today seeking support for h.r. 901.

Gwen Moore

0:51:17 to 0:51:37( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: ruby bridges is the young black girl, a classic norman rockwell painting, wearing a white dress, escorted for her safety by federal marshals to school. and years after the supreme court had ruled that segregated schools were unconstitutional, louisiana was finally forced

Gwen Moore

0:51:38 to 0:51:58( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: under a federal court order to implement a desegregation plan for the new orleans public schools. how frightened but how brave was a 6-year-old girl who took that test and qualified to become one of the first official african-american

Gwen Moore

0:51:59 to 0:52:19( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: students to attend this all-white school. and although she was only 6 years old, mr. speaker, and the lone black student at the school, she neve missed a day. attended each and every day.

Gwen Moore

0:52:43 to 0:52:50( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: orleans, louisiana, joseph cao. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cao: thank you very much. mr. speaker, i rise today to

Personal tools

MetaVid is a non-profit project of UC Santa Cruz and the Sunlight Foundation. Learn more About MetaVid

The C-SPAN logo and other servicemarks that may be found in video content are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Metavid