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House Proceeding 02-24-09 on Feb 24th, 2009 :: 1:06:30 to 1:09:35
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David Scott

1:06:27 to 1:06:48( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: i urge my colleagues to vote for h. resolution . thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentleman from ohio -- mr. jordan: will continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, at this time it gives me great pleasure to represent -- to the gentleman, mr. scott from georgia, three minutes.

David Scott

1:06:30 to 1:09:35( Edit History Discussion )
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David Scott

1:06:49 to 1:07:11( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized for three minutes. mr. scott: thank you very much, mr. speaker. on february 12, 1909, exactly 100 years ago this month, a group of 60 persons came together as a result of a race

David Scott

1:07:12 to 1:07:34( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: riot in springfield, illinois. the birthplace of abraham lincoln. very ironic, the emancipator of this nation. it's very important for us to recognize that these groups people came together 60 in number to make amends and to

David Scott

1:07:35 to 1:07:55( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: address the racial conditions in the united states at the turn of the century and as a result of this riot in springfield, illinois. but it's also important to note that of these 60 individuals, 53 were white people and seven

David Scott

1:07:56 to 1:08:17( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: were black people. headed up by ida wells bennett, strong americans who rose to the occasion. you know, one of the great naacp writers, languageson hughes, put it best -- langston hughes, put it best when

David Scott

1:08:18 to 1:08:42( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: describing the condition of the african-american people when he wrote that life for me, african-americans, ain't been no crystal stare. it's had splendors, boards torn up, no carpet on the floor, bare, but all the while i've

David Scott

1:08:43 to 1:09:08( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: been a climbin on andurning corners and sometimes going in the dark where there ain't been no light. but in february of 1909, there came a light, and that was the naacp. what an extraordinary story, and no greater testimony can be

David Scott

1:09:09 to 1:09:29( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: given to the naup -- naacp than to recognize on this very evening for the first time in americ history an african-american, the president of the united states will address a joint session of congress. what an extraordinary tr on the very time that we are

David Scott

1:09:30 to 1:09:37( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: here to celebrate 100 years of the naacp founding.

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