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Senate Proceeding on Jul 31st, 2008 :: 2:55:18 to 2:59:20
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Sherrod Brown

2:55:18 to 2:55:27( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: of that period. i yield the floor and suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: mr. brown: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from

Sherrod Brown

2:55:18 to 2:59:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Sherrod Brown

2:55:27 to 2:55:43( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: ohio. mr. brown: thank you, mr. president. i ask unanimous consent to vitiate the quorum call. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. brown: thank you, madam president. a few days ago, the birmingham,

Sherrod Brown

2:55:43 to 2:55:55( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: alabama, airport announced plans to rename the birmingham international airport after reverend fred s shuttlesworth. i rise today to hon either work of activist, legendary civil rights warrior, the reverend

Sherrod Brown

2:55:55 to 2:56:09( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: fred shuttlesworth. for more than 0 years, he fought passionately for racial equality and social glut our great country. born in birmingham, reverend shuttlesworth became involved in the civil rights movement

Sherrod Brown

2:56:09 to 2:56:23( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: as a young pastor. he organized sit-ins and bus boycotts, he challenged the injustice for decades of birmingham's jim-crow laws. despite attempts on his life -- and they were many -- by the ku klux klan,

Sherrod Brown

2:56:23 to 2:56:36( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: in spite of repeated arrests, despite attacks by police dogdz and fire hoses, reverend shuttlesworth simply refused to back down. in 1957, reverend shuttlesworth joined efforts -- the efforts --

Sherrod Brown

2:56:36 to 2:56:48( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: joined forces with dr. martin luther king and reverend ralph abernethy to form the southern christian leadership conference. members of the sclc fought side by side to increase educational opportunities,

Sherrod Brown

2:56:48 to 2:57:00( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: to promote voter registration, and to promote equality of opportunity for african-americans throughout the country. in 1961, reverend shuttlesworth took up the pastor of revelation baptist church in

Sherrod Brown

2:57:00 to 2:57:11( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: cincinnati, ohio, and continued his campaign for racial justice. bringing the same fearless opposition to segregation he had disflaid birmingham, he joined forces with other black minimum stories make

Sherrod Brown

2:57:11 to 2:57:24( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: william lovelace the city's first african-american judge. for greater than a half century, reverend shuttlesworth has spoken out against injustice, he's worked to increase minority representation in city

Sherrod Brown

2:57:24 to 2:57:33( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: government, he's expanded help -- helped to expand minority hiring by the local police department, and to improve access to housing and over the rine, an area of cincinnati and through needy families

Sherrod Brown

2:57:33 to 2:57:55( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: throughout hamilton county. reverend shuttlesworth has made great personal sacrifice, risking his life, risking the health of -- his own health and the health of his family so that every american without

Sherrod Brown

2:57:55 to 2:58:10( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: regard to race would have access to equal opportunity to succeed 5 at the church of the reverend shuttlesworth? cincinnati. i consider him a friend. i have met him many times over the last 15 or so years.

Sherrod Brown

2:58:10 to 2:58:19( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: he took me one day to a small room in his church, a room that would -- he called it a museum. it was a room daddy indicated to the civil rights -- dedicated to the civil rights movement but it had so many

Sherrod Brown

2:58:19 to 2:58:29( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: examples of his courage, his bravery, his accomplishments and the accomplishments of so many people he worked with to promote social justice, to promote economic justice, to promote civil and human

Sherrod Brown

2:58:29 to 2:58:40( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: rights. for that, i'm especially proud of reverend shuttlesworth, i'm especially proud the role he nays are cincinnati, always battling for racial justice, and i'm proud that the birmingham, alabama,

Sherrod Brown

2:58:40 to 2:59:20( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: airport is named -- has named their international airport after the reverend fred shuttlesworth. madam president, i yield the floor and i note the absence of a quorum 6789. the presiding officer:

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