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40th Anniversary of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing

Location: Washington, DC

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF SIXTEENTH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH BOMBING -- (House of Representatives - October 06, 2004)


Mr. GOODLATTE. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.

Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume to thank the distinguished gentleman from Alabama and to say to him that I am glad he has reminded this House of the history of Alabama but as well the progeny and the fruits of Alabama that cross America's leadership landscape.

I thank him for paying tribute to these young girls and these families who have long suffered, as well as the law enforcement who did their job.

The gentleman mentioned one of our colleagues, and needless to say, whenever we have the opportunity to introduce the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Lewis) in any affiliation with the movement, as we called it, we can say nothing more than to be so grateful that he has graced our presence in this institution by his presence and membership in this body. He speaks the truth, but he has lived it as well.

Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to yield 4 minutes to the distinguished gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Lewis).

Mr. GOODLATTE. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Iwant to thank all the Members who have spoken so eloquently in favor of this resolution and who have helped to remind us of this tragedy of 40 years ago. This devastating event for this church and these families helped bring us together; a wrong put us on the path to doing things right. This is a very worthwhile resolution. I thank everybody who has helped to bring it forward. I thank the chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary; I thank the gentlewoman from Texas and others.

I urge my colleagues to support the resolution.

Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.

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