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Rep. Hank Johnson presented the family with a proclamation honoring Griffin as a U.S. Citizen of Distinction.
The Freedom Riders, who braved firebombs and violent beatings, could be honored by Congress if a bipartisan resolution by U.S. Reps. Hank Johnson and Doug Collins finds support.
By Hank Johnson (as it appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013).
Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) was honored with the Friend of the National Parks Award from the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) for his contribution to protecting and enhancing America’s national parks.
Slave-turned-abolitionist Frederick Douglass now has a bronze statue in the U.S. Capitol’s Emancipation Hall
But this activist, conservative court struck a dagger in the heart of the law last week. Ruling from the bench Jim Crow-style, the court held 5-4 that the decades-old law used to protect minority voting rights had outlived its usefulness.