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House Proceeding on Nov 16th, 2009 :: 0:38:30 to 0:41:15
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John J. Jr.Duncan

0:38:28 to 0:38:48( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: in supporting s. 1314 and achieve that goal. thank you. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee. mr. duncan: mr. speaker, i want to first commend my colleague, gentleman from oregon, for bringing this legislation to the floor. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields as much time --

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:38:30 to 0:41:15( Edit History Discussion )
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John J. Jr.Duncan

0:38:49 to 0:39:09( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: mr. duncan: excuse me, myself such time as i may consume. i would like to commend my friend and colleague, the gentleman from oregon, for bringing this ll to the floor today. i rise to express my strong support for this bill designating the post office located at 630 northeast kiingsworth avenue in portland, oregon, as the dr. martin luther king jr. post office. the leadership of dr. martin luther king jr. during the

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:39:10 to 0:39:30( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: civil rights movemenhelped to make america the country it is today. because of dr. king's many accomplishments in the pursuit of justice and liberty, he clearly deserves this simple honor and recognition that we can bestow on him. dr. king began his career as a baptist minister who was also the leading civil rights figure in this country during the 1950

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:39:31 to 0:39:52( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: east and 1960's. dr. king's lifelong crusade to racial inequity and discrimination was instrumental in enlightening the country with regard to civil rights for all citizens. dr. king led the montgomery bus boy scott in 1955. helped to found the southern leadership conference in 1957.

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:39:53 to 0:40:14( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: was instrumental in orchestrating the famous birmingham protest. he was awarded the nobel peace prize in 1964 which helped show the world that racial discrimination could be ended for nonviolent means. he was also awarded the congressional medal of freedom and a congressional gold medal in recognition of his many accomplishments for our country

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:40:15 to 0:40:37( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: in 1983 congress established a national holiday as a tribute to his memory. later in dr. king's life, he expanded his message of equality to apply to impoverished americans of all races and cultures. dr. king dedicated his life to ensuring the princ country holds so dear, those of liberty and justice for all our citizens. not by four years ago i was

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:40:38 to 0:41:01( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: given the honor of being the grand marshal of the martin luther king arade in knoxville, tennessee. and i believe i have attended all but one of the main martin luther king celebrations at the greater warre church in knoxville. i'm also very proud of the fact that my father, who served for six years as mayor of knoxville, led the peaceful

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:41:02 to 0:41:15( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: integration of that city in 1962 "look" magazine awarded knoxville and all-american city award primarily because of the peaceful integration that we accomplished in our city. i think this legislation is very fitting and appropriate.

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