Resolution J2665-2013

Congratulating Georgia Slaughter-Hughes on her 100th Birthday

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  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION congratulating Georgia Slaughter-Hughes upon the
occasion of her 100th Birthday

WHEREAS, Georgia Slaughter-Hughes, lovingly known as "Auntie", was  born
Georgia Slaughter in Cascade, Virginia on July 9, 1913, the fifth of six
children; and
  WHEREAS,  This  exceptional  centenarian,  with her zest for life, has
inspired and enhanced the lives of her family and friends; and
  WHEREAS, This distinguished woman, who has experienced the  incredible
joys  and  sorrows  characteristic  of  and  reserved for those with the
stamina and courage to savor a full life, has inspired the lives of  her
many friends and family; and
  WHEREAS,  She  was  educated in the Cascade school system and lived in
the Jim Crow South before relocating to New York in 1934 to live with an
older sister who was already working there; and
  WHEREAS, Georgia Slaughter-Hughes was employed in the types of jobs in
which Blacks who migrated from the South commonly worked, such as  nurse
maid, child caretaker, seamstress, and launderer; and
  WHEREAS,  Although  not  directly involved, she was a supporter of the
civil rights movement and especially the work of Dr. King; and
  WHEREAS, Georgia Slaughter-Hughes was extremely  happy  and  proud  in
November  2008, when President Barack Obama became the first African-Am-
erican President of the United States, a  day  she  believed  she  would
never see in her lifetime; and
  WHEREAS, Ms. Slaughter-Hughes remains active by attending the Stuyves-
ant  Heights  Christian Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn where she
has been a member for many years; and
  WHEREAS, She is a proud member of the Seniors' Ministry at the  Church
and  has  a  great  love of gospel music; she also loves speaking to and
interacting with young children; and
  WHEREAS, On her 95th birthday,  she  achieved  one  of  her  life-long
dreams,  that  of riding a motorcycle for the first time, an event which
was recorded in OUR TIME PRESS; and
  WHEREAS, This beloved lady has enriched the lives of those around  her
through her joyous and sincere love for others and through the quiescent
charm and wisdom which come only from a fullness of years; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize those who have reached such a remarkable age and who have witnessed
and  celebrated  the  innovations,  cultural  developments  and  awesome
achievements  of  this country during the last century, while themselves
contributing to the growth and excellence of this  great  Empire  State;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Georgia Slaughter-Hughes upon the  occasion  of  her  100th
Birthday; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Georgia Slaughter-Hughes.

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