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Legislation #: 050899 Introduction Date: 7/28/2005
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER XBARNES
Title: Recognizing Edgar Snow on the 100th year anniversary of his birthday for his many contributions to his country, our city and for promoting international cultural understanding.

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7/25/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/28/2005 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 050899

 

Recognizing Edgar Snow on the 100th year anniversary of his birthday for his many contributions to his country, our city and for promoting international cultural understanding.

 

WHEREAS, Edgar Snow (1905-1972) was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but it was on the other side of the globe that he found his destiny; and

 

WHEREAS, after journalism studies at the University of Missouri, Edgar crossed the Pacific, saw China and stayed for thirteen years, witnessing and reporting on the tumultuous years of social upheaval; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1936, Edgar undertook the dangerous crossing of military lines to reach the Chinese territory controlled by the Red Army and Mao Tse-tung where he spent five months with the future leaders of China eventually culminating in the book, Red Star Over China; and

 

WHEREAS, Edgar believes that the honest exchange of ideas among people lead to mutual understanding and respect; and

 

WHEREAS, the University of Missouri-Kansas City continues Snows legacy and has established the Edgar Snow Memorial Fund which has compiled Snows writings, photographs, films and mementos and makes these and other materials relating to 20th century China available to researchers around the world; and

 

WHEREAS, UMKC also hosts Chinese visiting scholars to a semester of exchange and collaboration in Kansas City each year and Edgar Snow travel delegations frequent China; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize Edgar Snow on the 100th year anniversary of his birthday for his many contributions to his country, our city and for promoting international cultural understanding; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Bob Gamer and Joyce Cox in token of the appreciation by the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for bringing the culture of the Chinese to the community.

 

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