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House Proceeding on Apr 22nd, 2009 :: 1:14:35 to 1:21:30
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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:14:31 to 1:14:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: donation to the collection of the united states capitol. thank you, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from pennsylvania. mr. brady: mr. speaker, i now like to yield five minutes to the gentlelady from texas, ms. sheila jackson lee, the author of the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:14:35 to 1:21:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:14:52 to 1:15:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: gentlewoman from texas is recognized for five minutes. . ms. jackson lee: first let me thank the chairman of the house administration committee for his leadership and we appreciate him being the epitome of the yor of this great community. i thank the manager of this legislation as well. i rise today, mr. speaker, because sometimes when we

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:15:16 to 1:15:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: reflect on history, if we do not tell the truth of history, it is lost. it gives me a great privilege to come and to acknowledge the origins and the story of the placing of sojourner truth, an abolitionist and suffragette in the capitol.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:15:37 to 1:15:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: born in 1797, passing in 1883 she was truly a historical figure. and she was the vision of dr. c. delores tucker, the original president of the congress of blackwomen. as we look to the early years of my coming to the united states

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:15:58 to 1:16:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: congress, of the women who were characterized and suffragettes. when i came t stoned sculpture was in the basement of this place. it was the leadership of the women's caucus, carolyn maloney, then the chair, and otherwho wanted to lift that stone women's sculpture that

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:16:19 to 1:16:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: represented the womenho had been suffragettes to a presence of respect. we joined in that. men of all walks of life and all ethnic and racial backgrounds. but we noticed one difference, the presence of sojourner truth was not there. that became the cause of c.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:16:40 to 1:17:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: dolores tucker, the president, late president, former secretary of state of the national congress of black women. so we worked and worked. offer my appreciation to the now speaker of the house, nancy pelosi, who was sensitive to this and has helped us to hold this wonderful ceremony next week. i offer my appreciate to the former chair of the house

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:17:02 to 1:17:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: administration committ, the honorable juanita millender-mcdonald, congresswoman diahann watson, and the many women who understood our plea to respect sojourner truth. i'm delighted to have carried the initial legislation and to have joined with my sisters in helping to propose the funding for this sculpture. we managed to do this in a short

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:17:23 to 1:17:44( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: period of time that was given to us over a two-year period. and to recognize a woman that could be both a suffragette and abolitionist. on this day, april 28, we will honor the idea of fightg for women's rights and the abolition of slavery intertwined, a woman. might i also suggest to you that

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:17:45 to 1:18:06( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: there is no african-american woman sculpture in the entire body ofhis united states capital. there is one african-american man, dr. martin luther king, and a few pictures. we hope to see soon the statue of rosa parks. so we are april 28. again we are grateful for this. might i share with you the words of this young woman, sojourner

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:18:07 to 1:18:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: truth, who explained what a slave was all about. she was a powerful speaker and she would tell listeners of some slaves were kept cowed and afraid to act by beatings. sometimes with spikes, sticks, and chains. she herself as a teenager been taken into the barn by her master one afternoon for

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:18:29 to 1:18:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: absolutely no reason and tied up by the wrists. then he tore the shirt from her back and whipped her with a bundle of sticks until her back bled. in a voice contemporaries describe as rich and deep, she described how she refused to give him the satisfaction of screaming by clitching her fists

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:18:51 to 1:19:11( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: so hard her fingernails drew blood from her palms. she often said, or she was heard to have said when she was recognized by a speaker in the front of the room by saying, yes, sir, what do you want. and she said, ain't i a woman? regal with a deep voice and committed to the fight. so i'm delighted that the national congress of black women

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:19:12 to 1:19:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: under the leadership of dr. c. dolores tucker provided us with the sojourner truth crew say. we thank our current president, and we certainly thank all of those who worked with our office for providing this opportunity. might i also thank the senate sponsorho was a champion, senator hillary rodham clinton, now the secretary of state, who

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:19:34 to 1:19:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: worked without tiring to provide us the partnership on this legislation. arlen specter, carl levin, senator lott were great champions of this effort. mr. spker and to the chairman, what we have is a fulfillment of the dream. of dr. c. dolores tucker, and

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:19:56 to 1:20:17( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: i'm so glad i was not only able toegislate or provide the legislation for holding this ceremony, but the actual legislation to pass this house and this senate in order to provide us -- an additional 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. jason lee: in order to provide us with the presence of sojourner truth in the body of this united states capitol.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:20:18 to 1:20:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: again we could not do it without the chairman of the house administration committee, chairman brady. we thank him again for his generosity and the ranking member, and i believe that what we will now do is tell the complete and full story that suffragettes came in many diverse forms. that of an ex-slave, an abolitionist, and person who

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:20:40 to 1:21:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: advocated for the freedom and empowerment of women. how proud i am to stand here as the autho of the original tribute to dr. c. dolores tucker and as well the legislation that will allow us to celebrate this on april 28, pay parity day, 2009. thank you, madam speaker, for your leadership and your assistance in all of this.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:21:02 to 1:21:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: may we be benefited by history that has been expanded in the capital. i yield the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania. mr. brady: i urge an aye vote and i yield back the balance of my time. i thank the gentlelady for her remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and agree to house concurrent resolution 86. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

1:21:23 to 1:21:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the concurrent without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the

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