AUTHORIZING USE OF EMANCIPATION HALL FOR UNVEILING OF STATUE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS
(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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    AUTHORIZING USE OF EMANCIPATION HALL FOR UNVEILING OF STATUE OF 
                           FREDERICK DOUGLASS

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                  HON. HENRY C. ``HANK'' JOHNSON, JR.

                               of georgia

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I rise to support S. Con. Res. 
16, legislation authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall for the 
unveiling of a statue of Frederick Douglass.
  Frederick Douglass was an historic figure, whose work and legacy 
continues to improve lives and help us form a more perfect union.
  The battle he valiantly led in the 19th century for equal rights and 
dignity has yielded great results and his sage advice to agitate at 
every turn continues to inspire men and women into action.
  With each passing generation the march toward freedom and equal 
opportunity is moving closer to full realization thanks in part to the 
actions of Frederick Douglass.
  I have had the pleasure of meeting Nettie Washington Douglass, the 
great, great granddaughter of Frederick Douglass, who chairs the 
Frederick Douglass Foundation, and continues the difficult work he 
started.
  I proudly joined with her in urging President Obama to issue 
posthumously the Presidential Medal of Freedom and I am proud to 
support this resolution to properly recognize this great man and all 
that he has given to our country.

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