Thursday, February 12, 2009

It's the NAACP's birthday too!

We are going crazy here with birthday wishes today! Let us not forget that today is also the NAACP's 100th birthday.

Faith in Public Life provides their birthday wishes, and yesterday, Rep. Perriello rose to give a floor speech celebrating this anniversary. You can watch it here. Money quote:
Since its founding on February 12, 1909, the NAACP has been a tireless crusader against racial discrimination, and it has continuously called our great Nation towards an ever-expanding horizon of liberty and justice for all.

Often with support and protection from the NAACP, countless brave citizens of my district joined the great American struggle for civil rights. From slavery and segregation through Massive Resistance and Bloody Monday, our area has passed through dark nights, always to emerge at the dawn of a new era of equality. I thank the NAACP, its staff, and its members for remaining true to our nation’s highest ideals.

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