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House Proceeding 11-13-07 on Nov 13th, 2007 :: 0:02:20 to 0:06:47
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Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:02:07 to 0:02:20( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: to the gentleman from illinois. the speaker pro tempore: what time? three minutes. the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. jackson: let me express my great appreciation to the chairman

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:02:20 to 0:02:35( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: and the ranking member of this committee. today we've come to this temple of democracy on this moment us -- momentus day. the event of emancipation marks the most significant event in american history.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:02:20 to 0:06:47( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:02:35 to 0:02:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: emancipation was more than an act. it was a process. emancipation was not a date but a period. emancipation was not an event, but the fulfillment of providence that it bends towards justice

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:02:50 to 0:03:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: and human freedom. when the american city war erupted, both north and south defended their causes as morally just. northerners and southerners saw themselves as the true americans, following

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:03:01 to 0:03:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: in the tradition and the footsteps of the founding fathers. north and south used the constitution as their source of moral and legal authority for conducting a war against each other. both

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sides saw themselves as standing in the tradition of the american revolution. each side contended that it was fighting for freedom and liberty, though certain facts contradicted the beliefs of

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both. the south said it was fighting to preserve the freedom while owning slaves. the noh said it was fighting for liberty while not initially granting liberty to the slaves. president

0:03:34 to 0:03:46( Edit History Discussion )

abraham lincoln's speech in baltimore on april 18, 1864 summed up the quandary. he said we all declare for liberty but in using the same word we do not mean the same thing. with some

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:03:46 to 0:03:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: the word liberty may mean for each man pleases to do for himself and the product of labor while for some men it may do as they please with other men and the product of other men's labor.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:03:59 to 0:04:14( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: here are two not only different but incompatible things called by the same name, liberty, and it follows that each of these things is called by two different and incompatible names, liberty

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:04:14 to 0:04:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: and tyranny. today, women, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, african-americans, latinos, native americans and students see in the word liberty one thing. today for the titans of industry it still means quite

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:04:31 to 0:04:45( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: another. for the dispossessed it means for each person to do with themselves for what they plea. for the titans it means do what o they do with other men and the product of other men's labor.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:04:45 to 0:04:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: lincoln said that these two things are called liberty and tyranny.ty the great hall called liberty hall will not settle for some the fundamental question of human freedom. for millions of americans,

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:04:58 to 0:05:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: to pass through emancipation hall and not liberty hall is an important acknowledgment about the process for obtaining human freedom in the hoice torical context. mr. chairman -- mr. speaker,

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:05:07 to 0:05:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: it's most appropriate that the distinguished gentleman from tennessee, mr. zack wamp, offered this amendment in conjunction with the gentleman from illinois to help establish a marker in

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:05:20 to 0:05:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: the capitol of the united states about the significant role that these americans, these africans, played in the process, not only in constructing the temple of our democracy but in strengthening

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:05:31 to 0:05:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: america. madam chair, it is probably most appropriate that the emancipation hall designation be established during this thanksgiving period as the first thanksgiving established by proclamation

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:05:47 to 0:05:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: by president abraham lincoln was during the american civil war when president lincoln on october 3, 1863 looked out over a nation, torn by war, ravaged by intrafamily and interfamily struggle

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:05:58 to 0:06:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: and concluded that because of the extraordinary efforts of the north and the south, men and women who thought their causes were just, that we needed a national day of thanks. and so on

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:06:10 to 0:06:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: october 3, 1863, president abraham lincoln, affixed to a national proclamation a national day of thanks to say thank you for now and until eternity for all of the blessings that have bestowed

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:06:26 to 0:06:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: upon our nation. thanksgiving has a lot less to do, mr. speaker, with pill -- pilgrims and much more to do with the emancipation of freedom. i thank the chair for yielding and i thank the gentlelady

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:06:37 to 0:06:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: for time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from arkansas. mr. boozman: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield as much time as he desires to the sponsor of the bill, mr. wamp of tennessee. the

Zach Wamp

0:06:47 to 0:07:00( Edit History Discussion )

Zach Wamp: speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. wamp: i thank the distinguished ranking member and the chairwoman and mr. jackson. i love this capitol. i love every square inch

Zach Wamp

0:06:47 to 0:11:59( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Zach Wamp

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