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House Proceeding 07-10-09 on Jul 10th, 2009 :: 0:51:25 to 0:53:20
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:51:22 to 0:51:43( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: americans are not uninformed or misinformed about major issues. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas rise? ms. jackson lee: to address the house and to revise and extend the speaker pro tempo: without objection, so ordered. ms. jackson lee: thank you very

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:51:25 to 0:53:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:51:44 to 0:52:05( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: much, mr. speaker. i rise with great pride and a deep sense of sadness. pride because i'm honoring hazel haynesworth young, 103 years old, who passed just a week ago in my own hometown of houston, texas. i'm honored to say that she was an educator all of her life, a school teacher.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:52:06 to 0:52:26( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: she in essence set the standard for our famous jack yates high school and wheatly high school, phyllis wheatly high school. phyllis wheatly high school was the high school that congresswoman barbara jordan graduated from. but hazel haynesworth young was a magnificent soul, someone who

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:52:27 to 0:52:48( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: nurtured the leaders of today, who was the dean of girls at wheatly high school, whose daughter, mary ann young, followed in her footsteps as a teacher. she was a wonderful icon of alpha kappa alpha sorority. but she was a public citizen. her brother, of course, part of

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:52:49 to 0:53:09( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the, if you will, the intelligenceia and excellence of legal prominence in the civil rights movement. but she brought about the civil rights movement by teaching to young negro children, yes, negro children, the opportunity to go forth and to shoot for the stars. there were no barriers to her teaching. she was honored in her lifetime

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:53:10 to 0:53:23( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: because so many were guided and inspired by this wonderful, beautiful woman. i had the chance to be mentored by her, and i will go home to honor her, but she is honored today on the floor of the house.

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