March 27, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 53 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
HONORING FLORENCE M. JOHNSON; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 53
(House of Representatives - March 27, 2019)
Text available as:
Formatting necessary for an accurate reading of this text may be shown by tags (e.g., <DELETED> or <BOLD>) or may be missing from this TXT display. For complete and accurate display of this text, see the PDF.
[Page H2876] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING FLORENCE M. JOHNSON (Mr. PAYNE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. PAYNE. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor a community leader from Essex County, New Jersey, Ms. Florence M. Johnson. Ms. Johnson has been an exceptional leader across Essex County for the past four decades. In the 1970s, she cofounded a housing development in East Orange, New Jersey, that was designed, built, and managed by African Americans--one of the first of its kind. In the 1980s and 1990s, she was a trailblazing member of East Orange City Council. In 2000, she joined the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as an outreach and community engagement leader. At the New Jersey Symphony, Ms. Johnson led outreach to schools, churches, senior centers, and other organizations in order to make sure that the arts benefit everyone in the community. This evening, she is being honored as a Hidden Figure in East Orange, New Jersey. Madam Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in honoring Ms. Florence M. Johnson for her leadership. ____________________