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Senate Proceeding 09-22-09 on Sep 22nd, 2009 :: 2:30:25 to 2:33:45
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Johnny Isakson

2:30:21 to 2:30:41( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: that -- the clerks will do that. the senator from maine is agreeable. in the meantime, we will p with the senator from georgia. i yield to the senator from georgia. mr. isakson: mr. president?

Johnny Isakson

2:30:25 to 2:33:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Johnny Isakson

Johnny Isakson

2:30:42 to 2:31:02( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: the presiding officer: the senator from georgia. mr. isakson: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that we set aside the pending amendment and call up amendment 2504. objection. the clerk will report. the clerk: the senor from georgia, mr. isakson, proposes an amend on page -- mr. isakson: i move that the reading of the allot be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. isakson: mr. president,

Johnny Isakson

2:31:03 to 2:31:25( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: first of all, i thank the chairman for her courtesy in allowing me to call up the amendment at this time and i appreciate the senator from tennessee's courtesy as well. i have requested in appropriations the designation which is included in this amendment which says the secretary may -- underline the word "may" -- appropriate $5 million to moorehouse college

Johnny Isakson

2:31:26 to 2:31:46( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: for the purpose of the curation and care of the martin luther king jr. papers in atlanta georgia for the civil rights museum of history. and just briefly -- not belabor the point -- mr. president, a number of year, as you may know, the family of martin luther king put the king pa

Johnny Isakson

2:31:47 to 2:32:07( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: auction to the highest bidder. a number of people in the state of georgia and in the city of atlanta determined that those papers belonged to the world and raised $32 million amongst themselves to buy the papers to protect them forever for posterity. as you know, an issue came i up in the u.s. house of representatives to appropriate that money and it didn't happen.

Johnny Isakson

2:32:08 to 2:32:28( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: so without those citizens, those highest bidder. whether or not it would have remained in the public purview for posterity, no one knows. but we do know, because those citizens and the mayor of atlanta, sharely franklin, the distinguished representative of our state, had the courage and fortitude and foresight to raise the money, those papers are now under protection for the people

Johnny Isakson

2:32:29 to 2:32:50( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: of the world. the money is being raised to build the civil rights museum and it will start in the not-too-disangt distant future at the centennial park in atlanta. there are 10,000 exhibits within the papers of dr. king.

Johnny Isakson

2:32:51 to 2:33:11( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: therefore, morehouse college has been designated to be the curator and protecter of those pairntion much as our archivists in the country do the great historical documents of the united states. this money would go to assist 0 morehouse college as the curator to protect those papers which will be in the public domain for every. and -- in the public domain forever.

Johnny Isakson

2:33:12 to 2:33:33( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: i appreciate the chairman allowing me to offer t amendment of i think it is an important contribution to the history o future of civil rights in the world. with that said, i'll the balance of my time. i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the

Johnny Isakson

2:33:34 to 2:33:39( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: clerk will call the roll.

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