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Sponsors: Rep. Allen
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Introduced in the House on February 4, 2004
Introduced in the Senate on February 4, 2004
Adopted by the General Assembly on February 4, 2004
Summary: Henrietta Dalton, Roland Hawkins
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/4/2004 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-35 2/4/2004 Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence SJ-36
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RECOGNIZING THE LEGACY OF HENRIETTA DALTON AND ROLAND HAWKINS AS THEIR DESCENDANTS CELEBRATE THEIR FORE PARENT'S RICH HISTORY.
Whereas, Henrietta Dalton was born in February 1861 in South Carolina, while Roland Hawkins was born in Virginia on a date that is unknown. However, it is known that both were slaves as children; and
Whereas, after they met they made their home in the town of Williamston, South Carolina where they resided for the remainder of their lives; and
Whereas, according to the United States Census of 1900, Henrietta and Roland began their family in 1879, and to this union were born fourteen children of which eleven survived childhood; and
Whereas, Roland Hawkins worked at the local textile mill which was unusual for a black man to obtain this type of employment during the late 1800's. Henrietta worked out of the family home as a washerwoman. Each of their children and grandchildren worked in some aspect of the family business; and
Whereas, through hard work and determination, Henrietta and Roland were able to purchase land, build a home, and educate and provide for their children; and
Whereas, they taught their children the value of work, ethics, and the importance of family financial independence, values that remain important in today's society; and
Whereas, they served as role models for their children as well as their large extended family; and
Whereas, both Henrietta and Roland also believed in the value of a strong religious foundation, charity to others, the importance of education, and support of the extended family; and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper for the members of the General Assembly to pause in their deliberations to honor both Henrietta Dalton and Roland Hawkins for their contributions to the rich history of the Palmetto State. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, recognize the legacy of Henrietta Dalton and Roland Hawkins as their descendants celebrate their fore parent's rich history.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Mr. Saleem Shabazz.
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