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House Proceeding 11-13-07 on Nov 13th, 2007 :: 0:15:29 to 0:21:15
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Louie Gohmert

0:11:59 to 0:15:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Louie Gohmert

Louie Gohmert

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Louie Gohmert: great man adams. i hope we can name the great hall, more appropriate emancipation hall. i think that's wonderful. i think that we ought to restore to the plans god who made it all possible.

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:15:29 to 0:15:39( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the he gentleman's time has expired. the gentlelady from district of columbia. mr.s -- ms. norton: i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore:

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:15:29 to 0:21:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Eleanor Holmes Norton

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:15:39 to 0:15:51( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: the gentlelady reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from arkansas. mr. boozman: i want to close by thanks mr. wamp, the gentleman from tennessee, mr. jackson for his help in moving

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:15:51 to 0:16:03( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: this forward. this certainly is a very fitting honor and i ask all of my colleagues to resounding yes vote to this so that we might move forward. i also want to thank the chairman of the subcommittee

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:16:03 to 0:16:13( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: for her hard work in pushing this forward and getting on the floor. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time.

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:16:13 to 0:16:32( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: the gentlelady from the district of columbia. ms. norton: i'd also like to thank mr. wamp and mr. jackson who have worked on this bill to reach this point. i'd like to read from the recently

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:16:32 to 0:16:44( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: released report of the task force on slavery, the use of slaves in the capitol. the issue of slavery in particular was an embarrassing subject that did not sit well with squeemish writers. early

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:16:44 to 0:17:01( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: hiftriss of the capitol were focused on architecture, architects and superintendents and not on the workmen who implemented the plans and orders. this situation has changed dramatically in

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:17:01 to 0:17:19( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: more recent accounts which reflect a new respect for all who played a role in the capitol's history. including lower class laborers and slaves. this is the result of a more inclusive

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:17:19 to 0:17:37( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: view of history by modern scholars and a relatively new interest in multicultural subjects. the report also says and here again i'm quoting, it is not possible to examine the documents of the

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:17:37 to 0:17:56( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: national archives related to the capitol's early construction without being impressed by the sheer number of references to, quote, negro hire. mr. chairman, according to the records, the

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:17:56 to 0:18:18( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: financial records, the district of columbia, hundreds of local residents of the district of columbia received payments for the work of the slaves they owned here. remember, the capitol

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:18:18 to 0:18:43( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: of the united states retained slavery until just before the end of the civil war. but we should not forget that while it is well enough to acknowledge that slaves were instrumental in

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:18:43 to 0:19:02( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: building this building, there is no building from the 19th century that was constructed in this town, no public building, no building of any note, that was not built in part through the labor of slaves

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:19:02 to 0:19:25( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: . this was true throughout the united states. a hall in boston, the so-called cradle of liberty was built by slave labor. the homes of george washington, thomas jefferson and james madison

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:19:25 to 0:19:44( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: were constructed with the help of slaves. they will never be commemorated. what emancipation hall will do is to make americans want to know more about how much of our country was built on the backs

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:19:44 to 0:20:01( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: of slave labor who have never been recognized and emancipation hall is the place to do it. because the visitor's center itself is going to be a giant temple for education about our country,

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:20:01 to 0:20:23( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: about our capitol and about what has happened in this h building. so when people visit the capitolhe and come through this emancipation hall, they will -- there will surely be a marker indicating why

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:20:23 to 0:20:40( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: the entrance, the great entrance to the center, the visitor's center is named the emancipation hall. and throughout their visit as they travel down the history of our country, which is going to

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:20:40 to 0:20:52( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: be recorded there in so many ways, they will be educated about much that has happened in our country. and for most americans this will be the first time they have been educated about slaves and

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:20:52 to 0:21:02( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: their contribution to the united states of america. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. the question is will the

Eleanor Holmes Norton

0:21:02 to 0:21:15( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3315? those in favor say aye. those opposed say no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are

0:21:15 to 0:21:27( Edit History Discussion )

suspended, the bill is passed and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. ms. norton: i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested.

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