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House Proceeding 07-14-09 on Jul 14th, 2009 :: 1:37:15 to 1:41:50
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Diane E. Watson

1:37:08 to 1:37:28( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 476, resolution celebrating the goals and ideals of black music month. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from california, ms. watson, and the gentleman from georgia, mr. westmoreland, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from california. ms. watson: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that

Diane E. Watson

1:37:15 to 1:41:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Diane E. Watson

Diane E. Watson

1:37:29 to 1:37:50( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. watson: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. watson: mr. speaker, on behalf of the committee on oversight and government reform, i present h.res. 476

Diane E. Watson

1:37:51 to 1:38:11( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: for consideration. this resolution expresses our support for the goals and the ideals of black music month. h.r. 476 was introduced by my colleague, representative steve

Diane E. Watson

1:38:12 to 1:38:31( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: cohen of tennessee on may 21, 2009, and reported out of the oversight committee by unanimous consent on june 18, 2009. additionally, this resolution enjoys the support of nearly 70

Diane E. Watson

1:38:38 to 1:38:59( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: members of which i am included. mr. speaker, as we celebrate black music month this past june, i thought of the impact african-american music has had on american culture. both socially and artistically, black music is one of the most

Diane E. Watson

1:39:00 to 1:39:20( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: interesting trends in american history. african-american music finds its roots in the slave culture of the rural south of the united states. blues and gospel music comes from the plantation songs of slaves. as blacks move north into

Diane E. Watson

1:39:21 to 1:39:43( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: cities like memphis and st. louis, chicago and detroit in the early parts of the 20th century, the music transitioned and became urbanized. blues became jazz and combined with gospel music to form soul. it was not until the past world

Diane E. Watson

1:39:44 to 1:40:07( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: war ii era that mainstream america began to feel the effects of black music when musical geniuses such as robert johnson, muddy waters, lewis jordan, b.b. king, bo diddley, little richard and countless others begano play on the radio.

Diane E. Watson

1:40:08 to 1:40:28( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: in the 1960's, soul music and rhythm and blues crossed over black music further not mainstream. black music legends such as james brown and berry gordy's m o-town machine and jimi

Diane E. Watson

1:40:29 to 1:40:49( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: hendrix let the world know that black music was a force to be recognizened with. as black music moved ot 1970's and 1980's it took new forms, disco, rap and a new form of rhythm and blues which would produce musical geniuses such as the greatest entertainer of all-time who just recently

Diane E. Watson

1:40:50 to 1:41:12( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: passed, michael jackson. other musical greats like george clinton and prince and curtis blow, earth, wind and fire and a host of others also helped black music grow to phenomenal levels. so what is the impact of black music?

Diane E. Watson

1:41:13 to 1:41:35( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: the impact of black music most notably is its -- it told mainstream america that it's ok to express your feelings and your emotions as you see them. black music informed america what was going on in african-american communities and it broke barriers that

Diane E. Watson

1:41:36 to 1:41:51( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: allowed black people to further integrate into america's society. so, mr. speaker, i want to urge all of my colleagues to support

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