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2008 Ron Paul Chapter 29
20 May 2008
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HON. RON PAUL
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
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Mr. PAUL. Madam Speaker, I am pleased to extend my congratulations and best wishes to the Central High School Class of 1958 as they prepare to celebrate their 50th class reunion on May 30, 2008. Central High is located in Galveston, Texas, which is in my Congressional district. Constructed in 1895 to ensure that the segregation laws then in effect did not deny Galvestons African-American children the opportunity to obtain an education, Central High is the oldest high school in Texas built to serve African-Americans.
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Laws dictating what schools a child can and cannot attend, based solely on that childs race, are a shameful aspect of Americas history. We should take every opportunity possible to salute those, like the students of Central High, who refused to allow the Jim Crow laws stop them from obtaining an education.
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The class of 1958 holds particular significance, as they were the first class to complete all 4 years in the new Central High that opened in 1954. Madam Speaker, I once again extend my congratulations to the members of the Central High Class of 1958 as they prepare to celebrate their 50th class reunion.