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House Proceeding 11-05-07 on Nov 5th, 2007 :: 0:16:35 to 0:22:02
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mr. brady: i would like to recognize the gentleman from illinois plrks jackson, for as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized. . mr.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: jackson: i rise in support of the bill. this legislation authorizes the architect of the capitol to enter into agreement on behalf of the joint committee of the library to acquire bra statue of

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Speech By: Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: ms. rosa parks. it also extends the time period that have for two years. in 2005 it was my privilege to introduce this very important legislation with senator john kerry and mitch mcconnell

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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: to honor the life and works of rosa parks by placing a statue of her. everyone knows story of how mrs. parks helped spark the modern civil rights movement when she refused to give up her

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: seat on a legallyse segregated bus on that fateful day, december 1, 1955 leading to the montgomerie om bus boycott and the emergence of martin luther king, jr. from the beginning mrs. parks led

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0:17:27 to 0:17:43( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: a life dedicated to social change, becoming an active member of the naacp which in the 1940's and 1950's was considered a dangerous organization. it could cost you injure job, it could even cost

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0:17:43 to 0:17:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: you your -- cost you your job. it could even cost you your life. she mobilized a historic voter registration drive in montgomerie and was later designated secretary. she was a courageous woman

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0:17:55 to 0:18:11( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: who possessed the firm and quiet strength necessary to challenge injustice. following the 1954 brown supreme court decision which provided equal protection under the law's legal framework, her

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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: refusal to give up her seat eventually led to the 1964 civil rights act, the 1965 voting rights act, the 1968 open housing act and all of which helped make america better for all americans. rosa

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:18:22 to 0:18:35( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: parks remained a committed activist until the end of her life. in the 1980's she worked in support of the african anti-apartheid movement in detroit with congressman john conyers, she defended

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0:18:35 to 0:18:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: the rosa and raymond parks institute for self-development, a career counseling center for african-american youth with dignity, grace and courage, she inspired generations and helped to make

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0:18:50 to 0:19:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: the world a more just and compassion at place in life she received the presidential medal of freedom. she was awarded the congressional gold medal in 1999, the highest honor our nation's bestowed upon

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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: its civilians this placing of rosa parks' statue is a testament to the fact that the long arc of history bends toward freedom and justice and equality. when stat wear hall was created in law

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0:19:17 to 0:19:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: in 1964, african-americans could not be citizens of the united states. indeed the term african-americans did not exist. you understand that law, it was impossible for us to be considered favorite sons

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0:19:31 to 0:19:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: or favorite daughters of states. when rosa parks takes her place in the hall, she takes with her frederick douglass, she takes with her the united states color troops, she takes with her harriet

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0:19:42 to 0:19:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: tubman and mrs. truth. she takes them there, indeed she takes the legacy and the history of dedefine hag it means to be an american doctor redefining what it means to be americans as she takes her

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0:19:53 to 0:20:06( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: place among the enormous statues that presently represent the various states within that great hall. she takes with her countless nameless peoples of african descent who from slavery to today

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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: sacrificed for an america many would never live to see. as dr. martin luther king, jr. whose stat siouxue would implore us, now is the time. i want to thank senator feinstein for introducing

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:20:20 to 0:20:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: this bill in the other body. i want to thank matt mcgown and khalid from the joint committee for working to get this enacted into law. i want to thank barbara from the architect of the capitol's

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0:20:31 to 0:20:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: office for working with awful to us make sure that the goals of my original bill are realized. i want to thank chairman brady and chairman ehlers for their sensitivity on this critical

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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: issue at this critical hour and i want to thank in a special way our late chair, who worked with me tirelessly on this effort. in fact, mr. speaker, i might add that in the 13 yeerves -- yeerve

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0:20:56 to 0:21:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: -- years i've had the privilege of working in this body, i've only missed two votes. one because my pager died and the other vote when i was on the other side of the aisle so overwhelmed

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0:21:08 to 0:21:23( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: by the number of republicans who were willing to sign onto a rosa parks statue and stat wear hall that the democratic clerks could not find me to tell me to vote. i was overwhelmed by that

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0:21:23 to 0:21:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: occasion. i'm hoping, mr. speaker, that today members of congress will once again vote aye on s 2206. i yield back the baffle time. i know of no american more worthy of an honor than the late mrs.

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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: rosa parks and you thank the chairman for yielding. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from michigan. >> i have no other speakers but i'd like to close with a few

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:21:45 to 0:22:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: additional comments. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> first of all, i admire my colleague's voting record. it's the very person who who -- rare a person misses only two

Vernon J. Ehlers

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Vernon J. Ehlers: votes during 13 years. above all i want to comment on a few things that relating to rosa parks. first, what impresses me is how much one person who is determined to fight for what is right can accomplish.

Vernon J. Ehlers

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Speech By: Vernon J. Ehlers

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