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House Proceeding 06-23-08 on Jun 23rd, 2008 :: 0:49:56 to 0:54:14
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Susan Collins

0:48:14 to 0:49:56( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Susan Collins

Susan Collins

0:49:46 to 0:49:56( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: of 1964, which has became known as freedom summer. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers, and the gentleman from california, mr. lungren,

John Jr.Conyers

0:49:56 to 0:50:12( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: thank you, madam speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise

John Jr.Conyers

0:49:56 to 0:54:14( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Jr.Conyers

John Jr.Conyers

0:50:12 to 0:50:31( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: and extend their remarks and include extraneous material. and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. conyers: i am so pleased to bring this

John Jr.Conyers

0:50:31 to 0:50:47( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: resolution from the judiciary committee to remember the deaths of those three great civil rights workers. and i, of course, begin my comments by thanking and commending our greatest civil rights

John Jr.Conyers

0:50:47 to 0:51:18( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: champion in the house of representatives, john lewis of georgia, who was a leader in the civil rights movement, worked with the student on violent coordinating committee, and with dr. martin

John Jr.Conyers

0:51:18 to 0:51:40( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: luther king with the other civil rights organizations. he was also at the great march on washington in 1963, and we all met. it was a stirring moment in american history. these three gentlemen,

John Jr.Conyers

0:51:40 to 0:51:56( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: young men who paid with their lives for their dedication to ensure that we could end segregation and secure the right to vote for all people in america. a number of judiciary committee members

John Jr.Conyers

0:51:56 to 0:52:21( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: have joined with me as co-sponsors of this measure. the gentleman from new york, jerry nadler, steve cohen, tennessee, bobby scott of virginia, sheila jackson lee, texas, adam schiff, california,

John Jr.Conyers

0:52:21 to 0:52:40( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: linda sanchez, california, betty sutton, ohio, and a number of others. you remember the summer of 1964 . goodman, a student at new york's queens college. james chaney of mississippi. michael

John Jr.Conyers

0:52:40 to 0:53:06( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: schwerner, 24 years old, new york. they were all working with the core, the congress on racial equality. and they left meridian, mississippi's, office, for the town of philadelphia, 25 miles

John Jr.Conyers

0:53:06 to 0:53:23( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: away. they were stopped by the klan. and the rest is history. we still work against the back drop -- backdrop of this activity. it was out of their sacrifices that the movement and understanding

John Jr.Conyers

0:53:23 to 0:53:41( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: of not only the citizens of the country but the leaders of the country in washington understood what we had accomplished. and we p assed the civil rights act in 1964, the vote rights act

John Jr.Conyers

0:53:41 to 0:53:57( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: in 1965. dr. martin luther king's inspiring rhetoric kept us together for so, so long. and i'm happy that we're doing what we've done. i'm sure the senate, the other body will follow very

John Jr.Conyers

0:53:57 to 0:54:14( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: rapidly. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. lungren: madam speaker,

Daniel E. Lungren

0:54:14 to 0:54:31( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lungren: madam speaker, i rise in supp ort of h.res. 1293, honoring andrew goodman, james chaney and

Daniel E. Lungren

0:54:14 to 0:58:03( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Daniel E. Lungren

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