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HouseBill Number: 5274Primary Sponsor: HinesType of Legislation: CRSubject: African American WomenDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940601Computer Document Number: NO5/7958JM.94Introduced Date: 19940601Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940601Last History Type: Received from SenateScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Hines Govan Inabinett Neilson Moody-Lawrence White Scott Canty Neal Whipper J. Brown Byrd Beatty Davenport Waites Allison Wells Shissias Rudnick Meacham Anderson Kirsh Gamble A. Young McMahand Stuart Huff HarrelsonType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 5274 House 19940601 Received from Senate 5274 Senate 19940601 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 5274 House 19940601 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
SALUTING AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN FOR THEIR VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS STATE AND NATION.
Whereas, African American women have rendered countless valuable contributions over the generations toward the development of this State and nation, and the role they have assumed in this regard has been critical; and
Whereas, African American women have emphasized tenacity, morality, and perseverance and have provided a firm foundation for the family as the basic unit of society; and
Whereas, they have helped to bring about countless changes for the better in South Carolina and in the United States - for example, in the area of civil rights; and
Whereas, on May 21, 1994, South Carolina witnessed the First Annual African American Women's Conference, which was sponsored by the Pee Dee Newspaper Group and splendidly directed by Ms. Darnell Byrd-Baptiste; and
Whereas, the conference was designed to affirm the valuable contributions of African American women and to increase public awareness of the role they have played in the development of this State and nation; and
Whereas, the conference was a huge success; it was attended by more than five thousand people with over one hundred thirty vendors and exhibitors participating from New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and the southeast and had an economic impact of approximately four hundred fifty thousand dollars; and Whereas, the conference truly attested to the great impact African American women have had, and continue to have, on society in every possible sphere. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, salutes African American women for their valuable contributions to the development of this State and nation.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Ms. Darnell Byrd-Baptiste, Director of the First Annual African American Women's Conference.