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House Proceeding 03-30-09 on Mar 30th, 2009 :: 0:46:00 to 0:51:00
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Barbara Lee

0:45:56 to 0:46:20( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: women have had on this nation as a whole. madam speaker, i would now like to yield to our chair, the honorable barbara lee. ms. lee: thank you very much, ms. speaker. -- very much, madam speaker. first let me thank as always, marcia fudge, and donna

Barbara Lee

0:46:00 to 0:51:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Barbara Lee

0:46:23 to 0:46:43( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: christensen -- you provide such a valuable service not only to the congressional black caucus, but to the nation as a whole. each mont ich allows us to do this when we're in session, i want to say we take our positions very seriously here and congresswoman fudge is here

Barbara Lee

0:46:44 to 0:47:04( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: each and every monday night to make sure that we have the opportunity to express our vunes issues before this body or issues we believe ought to be brought before this body. tonight, of course, as congresswoman fudge indicated, we're here to honor a great american who died last week but whose distributions to our

Barbara Lee

0:47:05 to 0:47:25( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: nation will live live on for many, many years to come. when noted mistorian dr. john hope franklin died, our nation lost a mighty scholar and soldier for justice. we mourn the loss and celebrate his life as we rember dr. franklin's trail blazing

Barbara Lee

0:47:26 to 0:47:47( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: achievements in a variety of fields. a native of oklahoma, he received his undergraduate degree from one of the historically black colleges and universities, fisk university in nashville, tennessee. he received his doctorate in history from harvard university, his distinguished academic career we could talk about all night but let me talk

Barbara Lee

0:47:48 to 0:48:08( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: about part of his career. he actually began his career at a howard university then he would go on to teach at fisk university, at st. augustus college and north carolina central university. he became chairman of the department of history at brooklyn college, the first

Barbara Lee

0:48:09 to 0:48:29( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: african-american to lead a department at a predominantly white institution. eight years later in 1964, dr. franklin joined the faculty of the university of chicago, serving as chair of the department of history from 1967 to 1970. at chicago, he was the john matthews manly distinguished

Barbara Lee

0:48:30 to 0:48:51( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: service professer from 1969 to 1982 when he became professor. dr. franklin is perhaps best known for his prolific writings, including the emancipation proclamation, the militant south, the free negro in north carolina, reconstruction after the civil war and a southern oddity -- odyssey, travelers in the anti-bell umnorth.

Barbara Lee

0:48:52 to 0:49:13( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: for many african-americans, our first introduction and i remember this very well to black history was through dr. franklin's book, "from slavery to freedom." in its pages we found and some of us for the very first time found an account of american history that really did affirm the dignity of black people and

Barbara Lee

0:49:14 to 0:49:34( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: the nobility of our struggle. dr. franklin was not only a noted historian, t also living history himself. his accomplishments are as many as they are great. he was active in numerous professional and educational organizations, including serving as presidentf the following organizations, the american studies association,

Barbara Lee

0:49:35 to 0:49:55( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: the southern historical association, the united chapters ofify beta kappa and the american historical association. one of dr. franklin's earliest and most important contributions was a member of the team of scholars who worked with thurgood marshall to win the landmark school desegregation case, brown vs. board of education.

Barbara Lee

0:49:56 to 0:50:17( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: madam speaker, also let me just say as i close, dr. franklin served very recently as chair of president clinton's race initiative advisory board. and while we have made many, many strides and many accomplishments as we witness the great historic election of president obama, we still know

Barbara Lee

0:50:18 to 0:50:41( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: and dr. franklin reminded us that race is still a factor and he brought his intelligence, his wisdom and his commitment to make america the place that we all know it should be as a result of his work on president clinton's race initiative advisory board. so as we mourn his passing and

Barbara Lee

0:50:42 to 0:51:01( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: we -- really the loss wise council is something that we will greatly miss. but we will forever thank him do owe him a debt of gratitude for his lasting contributions, which give us really a richer understanding of who we are as

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