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House Proceeding on Apr 24th, 2007 :: 0:20:21 to 0:24:38
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Artur Davis

0:16:53 to 0:20:21( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Artur Davis

Artur Davis

0:19:59 to 0:20:21( Edit History Discussion )

Artur Davis: so abley, california. and with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. jackson, for three minutes. mr.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:20:21 to 0:20:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: jackson: i want to send condolences to the family of my colleague, chairwoman juanita millender-mcdonald, and let them know that they're in my heart and in my prayers. i want to send condolences to the

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:20:21 to 0:24:38( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:20:33 to 0:20:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: 37th congressional district of california who placed their faith and trust in the strong, dedicated and elegant juanita millender-mcdonald. you've heard from some of my colleagues about the many firsts

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:20:42 to 0:20:56( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: that juanita achieved here in the congress of the united states, including serving as the first african-american woman to chair full committee in the united states house of representatives.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:20:56 to 0:21:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: but i just want to take a moment to reflect upon an aspect of her strength that was not readily apparent but clearly on display long before she came to congress. while some of us have focused

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:21:13 to 0:21:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: on the life that she lived, i want to talk about the juanita millender-mcdonald who did not believe in self-pity but believed in using what she had to make a difference. while many of my colleagues will

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:21:28 to 0:21:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: come to this mike and talk about the life that she lived and her service to a grateful nation, juanita millender-mcdonald taught us something about character in her transition. no self-pity.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:21:42 to 0:21:56( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: not a single member of congress knew that juanita was ailing and that her ailment was terminal. juanita did not want to walk around the house of representatives and have members of congress feeling

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:21:56 to 0:22:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: pity for her or feeling sad for her or making special speeches or concessions to her. she wanted all of us to recognize that we live our lives as if life is certain and death is uncertain. when

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:22:10 to 0:22:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: in reality it is death that is certain and life that is uncertain. and, therefore, each of us is under an obligation to do the very best that we can with the time that god has given us on this

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:22:25 to 0:22:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: earth and in this world. the bible talks about serving this present age, all my powers will be engaged to do my master's will. clearly the type of ailment that ailed our colleague and our close and

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:22:39 to 0:22:52( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: dear friend, juanita millender-mcdonald, was not the kind of ailment that strikes one suddenly. she knew about it for quite sometime and chose not to share it with members of congress. that

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:22:52 to 0:23:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: is a statement about her dignity. it is a statement about her commitment to public service. it is a statement about character, and it is a statement about her strength under extraordinarily

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:23:04 to 0:23:17( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: life-threatening odds. juanita millender-mcdonald was married. she raised five children. and then went to college to launch an impressive and inspiring career at an age when many people start

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:23:17 to 0:23:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: slowing down. she combined higher education with her native alabama wisdom, and she set out to show women and men in life and in death that no matter where you came from you can go where you want

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:23:31 to 0:23:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: to go. she was a living example of the power of not only keeping your eyes on the prize but putting an old-fashioned elbow grease to earn it. no self-pity. didn't want people looking down on

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:23:46 to 0:23:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: her or feeling bad about her or seeing her physical ailments. no self-pity. she possessed the necessary tough-mindedness combined with the tender-heartedness that dr. martin luther king talked

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:23:58 to 0:24:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: about. he said, there is little hope for us until we become tv-minded enough to break loose from the shackles of prejudice, downright ignorance. the shape of the world today does not permit us the

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:24:13 to 0:24:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: luxury of soft-mindedness. a nation or civilization that continues to prodeuce soft-minded men and women has death on an installment plan. i'm proud to have served with juanita millender-mcdonald,

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:24:28 to 0:24:38( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: and once again, i send my condolences to those who loved hever, the house and nation have lost a dedicated public servant and someone who in life and death has taught us the meaning of character.

John Lewis

0:24:38 to 0:24:53( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from georgia, mr. lewis, for five minutes. mr. lewis: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, we are here today to honor one of our

John Lewis

0:24:38 to 0:29:38( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Lewis

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