Text: H.Con.Res.246 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 246

Expressing the sense of the Congress that a commemorative postage stamp 
             should be issued honoring Paul Leroy Robeson.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 16, 2003

   Mr. Rush submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was 
             referred to the Committee on Government Reform

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
Expressing the sense of the Congress that a commemorative postage stamp 
             should be issued honoring Paul Leroy Robeson.

Whereas April 9, 2001, was the 103d anniversary of the birth of Paul Leroy 
        Robeson;
Whereas Paul Leroy Robeson lost his mother, Anna, in a household fire and was 
        reared in humble circumstances as one of 5 children in a single-parent 
        household by his father, William Drew Robeson, a Presbyterian minister 
        who graduated from Lincoln University;
Whereas despite difficult circumstances, as a child Paul Leroy Robeson showed 
        significant promise as an honor student, thespian, and athlete;
Whereas Paul Leroy Robeson was a member of both the Phi Beta Kappa and Cap and 
        Skull honor societies at Rutgers University and graduated in 1919 with 
        letters in basketball, baseball, discus, shot put, football, and 
        javelin;
Whereas Paul Leroy Robeson graduated from Columbia Law School in 1923, but found 
        the legal profession so resistant to African American lawyers that he 
        embarked on a career in the theater and arts which brought him world 
        renown; and
Whereas Paul Leroy Robeson became an advocate for the rights of African 
        Americans and other oppressed people, and in so doing sacrificed his 
        career as a world-renowned actor and singer: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of the Congress that--
            (1) a commemorative postage stamp should be issued by the 
        United States Postal Service honoring Paul Leroy Robeson; and
            (2) the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee should recommend 
        to the Postmaster General that such a stamp be issued.
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