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House Proceeding 02-03-09 on Feb 4th, 2009 :: 0:35:45 to 0:38:55
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Danny K. Davis

0:35:43 to 0:36:03( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: pioneers of sort. they were some of the first african-americans to live in their area. valerie was one of the first 100 black students to integrate 1960's. even as a child valerie displayed exceptional leadership

Danny K. Davis

0:35:45 to 0:38:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Danny K. Davis

0:36:04 to 0:36:25( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: and was the first black female chosen to become captain of the girls volleyball and basketball teams at austin high school. valerie grew up in a close nurturing and bonded family formed by her parents. mr. larry and mrs. ollie may mitchell.

Danny K. Davis

0:36:26 to 0:36:48( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: valerie attended and obtained a bachelor's degree in sociology from roosevelt university and masters in social work from loyola. valerie married jerome beckly, jr., and they were blessed with two beautif children.

Danny K. Davis

0:36:49 to 0:37:09( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: in 1979 veri became president and c.e.o. of her family's company, the liondale paper supply, which was the only paper and janitorial whole sail -- wholesale supply company on the west side of chicago. here she honed her management and marketing skills and

Danny K. Davis

0:37:10 to 0:37:31( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: implemented both long and short range goals. in 1986 valerie became associated with the other love of her life, the sickle sell disease association of illinois. valerie assumed the role of camp director of the bright horizons summer camp. later she became a program

Danny K. Davis

0:37:32 to 0:37:54( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: specialist and in short order became totally immersed in the plight of people affected bicycle cell disease. in -- sickle sell disease. in 2002 the president of cycle sell disease of illinois decided to retire, he stated he could find no better person to take

Danny K. Davis

0:37:55 to 0:38:15( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: over as president, and she did. devoting the rest of her life to providing aid and comfort to sickle sell patients, raising money for services, and working continuously to try to help find a cure for this dreadful disease. for most of her 58 years on this earth, valerie c. beckly's life

Danny K. Davis

0:38:16 to 0:38:37( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: was driven by her compassion to serve the marginalized, the underserved, and the misrepresented. she became a dedicated leader and advocate whose passion for the welfare of others has helped numerous families in chicago, the state of illinois, and within the

Danny K. Davis

0:38:38 to 0:38:56( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: the african-american diaspora. valerie represented to all of us who knew her the fact that one can give of themselves and not tire. she gave totally of herself the end of her life, to the end

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