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House Proceeding 04-01-08 on Apr 1st, 2008 :: 2:49:17 to 2:51:51
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John Jr.Conyers

2:45:18 to 2:49:17( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Jr.Conyers

John Jr.Conyers

2:49:04 to 2:49:17( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: i yield myself such time as i may consume. m the speaker pro tempore:

Lamar S. Smith

2:49:17 to 2:49:32( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: the gentleman is recognized. mr. . smith: this bill commemorates the 40th anniversary of the nntragic assassination of dr. martin luther king jr. dr. king was the leader of a historic nonviolent

Lamar S. Smith

2:49:17 to 2:51:51( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lamar S. Smith

Lamar S. Smith

2:49:32 to 2:49:43( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: revolution in the u.s. over the course of his life he fought for equal justice and led the nation toward racial harmony. while advancing this greatan movent, dr. king's home was bombed

Lamar S. Smith

2:49:43 to 2:49:56( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: and he was subjected to relentless personal and physical abuse. despite this violence, dr. king responded in peace with strong conviction and sound reason. as a preacher, dr. king's religious

Lamar S. Smith

2:49:56 to 2:50:12( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: beliefs were essential to the success of his nonviolent efforts. it's douflt such a long, enduring movement of peace could have survived in the face of such violence without the power of religious

Lamar S. Smith

2:50:12 to 2:50:26( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: inspiration behind it from 1957 to 1968, dr. king traveled over six million miles and spoke over 2,5000 times about justice and equal -- over 2,500 times about justice and equality under

Lamar S. Smith

2:50:26 to 2:50:39( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: the law. in 1963, he led a peaceful march of 250,000 people through the streets of washington, d.c. it is here in this city where he delivered a speech that spoke for all americans, regardless

Lamar S. Smith

2:50:39 to 2:50:51( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: of the color of their skin. in his "i have a dream" speech, dr. king called the march the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation and he was right. i have a dream,

Lamar S. Smith

2:50:51 to 2:51:04( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: he said, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. dr. king not only lived

Lamar S. Smith

2:51:04 to 2:51:21( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: the american dream, but he opened that same door of opportunity for millions of americans. he lived for the causes of justice and equality. on the evening of april 4, 1968, while standing

Lamar S. Smith

2:51:21 to 2:51:31( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: on the balcony of his ohotel room in memphis, tennessee, dr. king was assassinated. but a si ngle vicious act could not erase his legacy, which endures to this day. america is a better, freer

Lamar S. Smith

2:51:31 to 2:51:51( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: nation because of his legacy. mr. speaker, i'll yield -- reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: mr. speaker,

John Jr.Conyers

2:51:51 to 2:52:08( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: i'm pleased now to yield as much time as he may consume to the one person in the hourns and the united states senate that knew martin king jr. better than any of us here. he's a distinguished

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