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House Proceeding on Apr 21st, 2009 :: 1:09:50 to 1:15:20
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Stephen F. Lynch

1:09:30 to 1:09:50( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise? mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and agree to house resoluon 320. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 320, resolution honoring the john hope franklin. the speaker pro tempore:

Stephen F. Lynch

1:09:50 to 1:15:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Stephen F. Lynch

1:09:51 to 1:10:12( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from utah, mr. chaffetz, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachutts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks . the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lynch: i now yield myself

Stephen F. Lynch

1:10:13 to 1:10:34( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. it is with deep respect that i rise in support of house resolution 320 which celebrates the life of legendary scholar, professor, author and historian, dr. john hope franklin. i first like to thank my colleague and friend from north carolina, congressman mel watt, for sponsoring this afternoon's

Stephen F. Lynch

1:10:35 to 1:10:56( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: condolence measure, which has amassed over 90 co-sponsors since being introduced on april 2, 2009. i'd also like to thank congressman david price and congresswoman barbara lee and senator kay hagen for co-sponsoring similar legislation. the outpouring of bipartisan support surely speaks to dr. franklin's legacy.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:10:57 to 1:11:18( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: dr. franklin was more than a historian. his academic and civic contributions helped integrate the american -- the african-american narrative into american history. he did as much to influence the american historical perspective recent memory in this respect. one of dr. franklin's first contributions to our national

Stephen F. Lynch

1:11:19 to 1:11:43( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: story came when he was a young academic working alongside thurgood marshall and the naacp in the landmark 1954 supreme court case brown vs. board of education. by his work . franklin helped bring an end to the separate but equal doctrine in america's public schools ending decades

Stephen F. Lynch

1:11:44 to 1:12:04( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: of institutionalized injustice. john hope franklin graduated from fisk university in 1935 and receed both a master's and a ph.d. in history from harvard university. he taught in a number of institutions including fisk university, north carolina central university, howard university. in 1956 mr. franklin became the

Stephen F. Lynch

1:12:05 to 1:12:25( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: chairman of the department of history at brooklyn college, and in 1964 he joined the factuality of the university of chicago and served as chairman of the department of history from 1967 to 1970. in 1982 dr. franklin joined the factuality of duke university where he remained until his passing.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:12:26 to 1:12:46( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: he held such positions as the james b. duke professor of history, professor of history emeritus and professor of history at duke law school. in 2000 duke university opened the john hope franklin center for interdisciplinary and international studies dedicated to new methods of knowledge sharing and collaborative

Stephen F. Lynch

1:12:47 to 1:13:08( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: understanding. in 1947 dr. franklin published the seminole piece "from slavery to freedom: a history of african-americans." now in its seventh edition it is the account of the african-american experience in the united states. other works by dr. franklin

Stephen F. Lynch

1:13:09 to 1:13:32( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: include "the emancipation proclamation," the free negro and north carolina, "the militant south: a southern odyssey," "reconstruction after the civil war" and his auto buy raffi "mirror to america." he served as president of the

Stephen F. Lynch

1:13:33 to 1:13:54( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: organization of american historians, the southern historical association, the american studies association and the united chapter of the phi beta kappa. he became the first african-american to rve as president of the american historical association and he also served his country on national delegations and commissions such as the national council on the

Stephen F. Lynch

1:13:55 to 1:14:15( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: humanities and the advisory commission on public diplomacy. in 1997 president clinton tapped dr. franklin to chair the race initiative advisory board. dr. franklin was the recipient of countless awards and accolades including the nation's highest civilian honor, the presidential medal of freedom.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:14:16 to 1:14:36( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: dr. franklin received the inaugural w.e.b. dubois award from the fisk university alumni organization, the organization for american historians award for outstanding achievement, alpha phi alpha award of merit, the lifetime achievement award

Stephen F. Lynch

1:14:37 to 1:14:57( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: from the academy of the arts and sciences. dr. franklin married his college sweetheart in 1940. she passed away on january 27, 1999. john franklin. i asthat this body join the american people in celebrating the life of dr. john hope

Stephen F. Lynch

1:14:58 to 1:15:18( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: franklin, who we lost on march 25, at the age of 94. we will certainly miss his keen intellectual, his graceful humility and humor. he was a true scholar for justice, whose chronicli affirmed the dignity of african-americans everywhere while giving us a richer understanding of our journey

Stephen F. Lynch

1:15:19 to 1:15:20( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: together as americans.

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