2006 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Jackson (11th), Walls, Butler, Simmons, Frazier, Harden, Thomas, Turner
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING HONORABLE MARGARET CAREY-MCCRAY UPON HER RECEIPT OF THE FANNIE LOU HAMER HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD AS PART OF THE 5TH ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION.
WHEREAS, the Mississippi Workers' Center for Human Rights (the Center) marks Saturday, February 25, 2006, as its 5th Annual Black History Month Celebration; and
WHEREAS, the theme of this year's celebration is "Lift Every Voice and Sing" Celebrate 365 Days a Year; and
WHEREAS, on this day in honor of the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, the Center is presenting the Fannie Lou Hamer Human Rights Award to the Honorable Margaret Carey-McCray for her tireless work as a litigator in the field of voting rights to ensure greater access for those historically locked out of the democratic process; and
WHEREAS, Judge McCray now serves with distinction as a Circuit Court Judge in the Fourth Circuit District, which includes Washington, Leflore and Sunflower Counties, Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, the Center expresses profound appreciation to Margaret Carey-McCray for her support of its work and the upliftment of the community as a whole:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Honorable Margaret Carey-McCray upon her receipt of the Fannie Lou Hamer Human Rights Award by the Mississippi Workers' Center for Human Rights as part of the 5th Annual Black History Month Celebration, and extend the best wishes of the Senate to her for continued success.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to Honorable Margaret Carey-McCray and her family and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.