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House Proceeding 02-02-10 on Feb 2nd, 2010 :: 0:56:20 to 1:03:15
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Hank Johnson

0:56:07 to 0:56:27( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: be posoned.qgci?ico?7md??2?7%??or for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia rise? r. johnson: thank you, mr. speaker. i move to suspenthe rules and pass h.r. 1022. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 1022, resolutionu< life and sacrifice of medgar evers and congratulating the united states navy for naming a

Hank Johnson

0:56:20 to 1:03:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Hank Johnson

Hank Johnson

0:56:28 to 0:56:48( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: supply ship after medgar evers. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from georgia, mr. johnson, and the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from georgia. mr. johnson: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the resolution under consideration.

Hank Johnson

0:56:49 to 0:57:10( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: i yield myself such time as i may consume. r. speaker, as we begin black history month, i rise in support of h.r. 1022 to honor the life of mgar evers and congrat late the united states navy for naming a ship in his

Hank Johnson

0:57:11 to 0:57:32( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: honor. medgar evers was born in decatur, msissippi, on july 2, 1925 and he was murdered on june 12, 1963 in the driveway of his jackson, mississippirou?.?6j?i?o?roro??r, home. his upbringing was marked by the racism and violence of that

Hank Johnson

0:57:33 to 0:57:55( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: time. before evers even reached high school he had endured the lynching of a close family friend. as a young man mr. evers was determined toft?y:g']ukmm?[[y?5"! 3a [m??tr . he earned his high school diploma enduring taunts and abuse from white school

Hank Johnson

0:57:56 to 0:58:16( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: children and in 1 ;ol??:m?u!? drafted into the army and he bravely fought for his country at the battle of normandy and was honorably discharged in 1946. upon his return home, mr. evers completed a degree in business

Hank Johnson

0:58:17 to 0:58:37( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: administration at alcorn state university. he played football, ran track, joined the hhiq1? and?5su(? a sang in the university choir. he married his classmate in 1951.

Hank Johnson

0:58:38 to 0:59:00( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: beside me is a photograph of medgar evers. he looksd?z? to be very fit andgx?r herschel walker has a slight

Hank Johnson

0:59:01 to 0:59:21( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: resemblance to mr. evers. and that's a compliment by the way. after completing that degree and getting married, mr. evers then moved to+t mount bayou, mississippi, and joined thep? ??c?6y]=k?9? regional council of negro?i leadership.

Hank Johnson

0:59:22 to 0:59:44( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: he helped organize a bog%ck1pt?y/?r?5/r of service stations that denied african-americansu! use?? rest rooms. in 1954, the year i was born, mr. evers applied to the segregatedniversity of mississippi school of law when his application was rejected,

Hank Johnson

0:59:45 to 1:00:08( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: he became the focus of an naacpb?sw??r;x \@(rq campaign to desegregate the school. he was hired as the first field secretary in mississippi. mr. evers was instrumental in desegregating the university of mississippi and gained prominence through his work through the naacp.

Hank Johnson

1:00:09 to 1:00:30( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: as his fame and success grew, so did the danger that he did face. death threats became commonplace, but he persisted. a true american pioneer. in may of 1963, a molotov cocktail was thrown into the

Hank Johnson

1:00:31 to 1:00:54( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: car port of his home and then five days before his death he was nearly run over by a car outside of an naacp office. on june 12, 1963, while carrying t-shirts that read "

Hank Johnson

1:00:55 to 1:01:16( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: jim crow must go," medgar evers was assassinated in the driveway of his home in jackson, mississippi. just hours earlier, president john f. kennedy had delivered his speech in support of civ rights legislation on national

Hank Johnson

1:01:17 to 1:01:37( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: television. evers' assassination prompted president kennedy to ask for a comprehensive civil rights bill which became the civil rights act of 1964 which was an historic and mighty blow to the

Hank Johnson

1:01:38 to 1:01:58( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: institutionalized racism i america. mr. evers was buried in arlington national cemetery and received full military honors in front of a crowd of about 3,000 people. now, this resolution, mr. speaker, not only honors the

Hank Johnson

1:01:59 to 1:02:20( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: life of -- the life and sacrifice of mr. evers, but also commends the navy for its recent decision in naming a ship in his honor on october 9,

Hank Johnson

1:02:21 to 1:02:42( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: 2009, secretary of the navy announced the united states naval ship medgar evers, a lewis and clark class dry cargo ship. for decades, medgar evers' legacy has inspired americans. he fought diligently for what was right and gave his life to

Hank Johnson

1:02:43 to 1:03:03( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: the cause of civil rights. his life has been memorialized in song, in film, in sculpture, and now by the united states navy. and i ask, mr. speaker, unanimous consent to insert at this point in the record an exchange of letters between

Hank Johnson

1:03:04 to 1:03:15( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: house judiciary committee chairman john conyers and house armed services committee chairman ike skelton. i'm privileged to serve on both of these very important

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