Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1452Primary Sponsor: PattersonType of Legislation: CRSubject: Simkins, Modjeska M.Date Bill Passed both Bodies: Apr 08, 1992Computer Document Number: BBM/9937.JMIntroduced Date: Apr 07, 1992Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Apr 08, 1992Last History Type: Received from HouseScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Patterson Lourie Matthews Washington Fielding Mitchell Gilbert Bryan Carmichael Cork Courson Courtney Drummond Giese Robert W. Hayes Jr. Helmly Hinds Hinson Holland Land Leatherman Leventis Macaulay Martin Martschink McConnell McGill Moore Mullinax O'Dell Passailaigue Peeler Pope Reese Rose Russell Saleeby Setzler Shealy J. Verne Smith Nell W. Smith Stilwell Thomas Williams WilsonType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 1452 Senate Apr 08, 1992 Received from House 1452 House Apr 07, 1992 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 1452 Senate Apr 07, 1992 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
EXPRESSING THE SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT THE DEATH OF MODJESKA M. SIMKINS OF COLUMBIA, OUTSTANDING CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST AND HUMANITARIAN, AND EXTENDING SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
Whereas, Modjeska Monteith Simkins of Columbia died Sunday, April 5, 1992, at the age of ninety-two; and
Whereas, she was a legendary civil rights activist and a great humanitarian; and
Whereas, she was one of the original organizers of the NAACP in South Carolina and one of the architects of the Clarendon County case that became part of the United States Supreme Court's 1954 case of Brown vs. Board of Education -- the landmark decision which struck down school segregation; and
Whereas, she was an outspoken critic of any group or institution which denied basic civil and human rights to anyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, or ethnic background; and
Whereas, she was seen by countless thousands as a champion for the causes of the underprivileged and the voiceless; and
Whereas, her efforts, her energy, her dedication, and her zeal have seldom been duplicated and probably never exceeded; and
Whereas, we want her family and friends to know that they are uppermost in our thoughts and have our deepest sympathy. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, express sorrow at the death of Modjeska M. Simkins of Columbia, outstanding civil rights activist and humanitarian, and extend sympathy to her family and many friends.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the family of Modjeska M. Simkins.