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Sponsors: Reps. King and Brawley
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Introduced in the House on January 12, 2021
Introduced in the Senate on February 9, 2021
Adopted by the General Assembly on March 1, 2022
Summary: Brother David Boone Memorial Road
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/9/2020 House Prefiled 12/9/2020 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions 1/12/2021 House Introduced (House Journal-page 27) 1/12/2021 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 27) 2/4/2021 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 3) 2/9/2021 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Brawley 2/9/2021 House Adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 17) 2/9/2021 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8) 2/9/2021 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 8) 2/24/2022 Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 3) 3/1/2022 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence (Senate Journal-page 38)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 24, 2022
S. Printed 2/24/22--S.
Read the first time February 9, 2021.
TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF CRAWFORD ROAD IN YORK COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH HAMPTON ROAD TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH HECKLE BOULEVARD IN YORK COUNTY "BROTHER DAVID BOONE MEMORIAL ROAD" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY CONTAINING THESE WORDS.
Whereas, Brother David Boone of Rock Hill, South Carolina, passed away on November 5, 2017. Considered one of the most influential civil rights fighters in the city's history, he spent more than six decades fighting for racial equality and helping the poor; and
Whereas, Brother Boone grew up in Kentucky, joined religious life as a teenager, and later took vows as a brother rather than becoming a priest. However, like Catholic priests, he chose to take the vows of chastity, poverty, and service; and
Whereas, he came to Rock Hill in the 1950s where he worked as church administrator at St. Mary Catholic Church, created after World War II to serve black Catholics in the city. Brother Boone immediately went to work on a boycott of segregated city taxis and buses. His name is on one of the stools at the Rock Hill lunch counter where the Friendship Nine protesters were arrested in 1961 while fighting segregation, the only white person so honored there; and
Whereas, Brother Boone also worked to desegregate Rock Hill's recreation leagues and cofounded the Dorothy Day soup kitchen more than thirty years ago. At one point, he operated a credit union for Black people who had no access to credit. He shunned the spotlight and tried always to give credit to others. In his last interview, Brother Boone said of his life's work, "I have no regrets, not one, except this: I wish I could have done more;" and
Whereas, upon hearing of his passing, then Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols said, "Brother Boone was a great humanitarian, and this entire city, this whole community, mourns his death. This is a man whose life was spent seeking racial justice, racial equality, and racial harmony. His effect on this community will be remembered forever;" and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper that members of the South Carolina General Assembly pay tribute to Brother David Boone, a man who spent his life serving God and fighting racial injustices by naming a section of road in Rock Hill in his memory. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That members of the South Carolina General Assembly request the Department of Transportation name the portion of Crawford Road in York County from its intersection with Hampton Road to its intersection with Heckle Boulevard in York County "Brother David Boone Memorial Road" and erect appropriate markers or signs along this portion of highway containing these words.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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