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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 237

 Honoring the life and work of Walter Sisulu, a critical leader in the 
  movement to free South Africa of apartheid, on the occasion of his 
                                 death.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 15, 2003

Ms. Lee (for herself, Mr. Lantos, Mr. Payne, and Mr. Meeks of New York) 
submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee 
                       on International Relations

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                               RESOLUTION


 
 Honoring the life and work of Walter Sisulu, a critical leader in the 
  movement to free South Africa of apartheid, on the occasion of his 
                                 death.

Whereas Walter Sisulu, a critical leader in the movement to free South Africa of 
        apartheid, died on Monday, May 5, 2003;
Whereas Sisulu helped free both black and white people from the bondage of 
        segregation while driving home the concept of equality for all;
Whereas Sisulu, along with Nelson Mandela, was imprisoned for 26 years for his 
        role in seeking true democratic representation in South Africa;
Whereas, in 1910, the Union of South Africa established a whites only government 
        that limited voting rights and implemented South Africa's segregation 
        policy, and, in 1948, the National Party won an all-white general 
        election on a campaign promise to introduce a system of apartheid to 
        totally separate the races;
Whereas opposition to the apartheid system by the black majority was ruthlessly 
        suppressed until 1994, and during that time Sisulu fought tirelessly 
        against this policy, sacrificing his life to free black South Africans;
Whereas, after the victory over apartheid, Sisulu did not take a position in the 
        new government but instead worked in the community to advance the 
        quality of life for the average man and woman that the former government 
        had so long ignored; and
Whereas Sisulu had a vision of a united and representative government that 
        serves the needs of all its people, and dared to dream and worked to 
        build such a united and representative government: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives honors the life and 
work of Walter Sisulu, a critical leader in the movement to free South 
Africa of apartheid, on the occasion of his death.
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