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Legislation #: 011755 Introduction Date: 12/20/2001
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 12/20/2001
Sponsor: MAYOR & COUNCIL
Title: Acknowledging the significance of the Spingarn Medal and supporting the nomination of John Jordan "Buck" O´Neil to receive this coveted award.

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12/20/2001

Prepare to Introduce

12/20/2001

Adopted


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RESOLUTION NO. 011755

 

Acknowledging the significance of the Spingarn Medal and supporting the nomination of John Jordan Buck ONeil to receive this coveted award.

 

WHEREAS, John Jordan Buck ONeil has been nominated for the Spingarn Medal, an award established in 1914 by Joel Elias Spingarn and awarded annually to a black American who has accomplished outstanding achievements; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. ONeil is a treasure for this City and has for many years been a champion in every sense of the word. He is an ideal nominee and is clearly deserving of this recognition; and

 

WHEREAS, as a recipient of the Spingarn Medal, awarded by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Mr. ONeil would be in the company of W. E. B. DuBois, Archibald Grimke, Marian Anderson, Jacob Lawrence, Barbara Jordan, Maya Angelou and others who have made profound contributions to the United States of America; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council acknowledges the Spingarn Medal as a great honor and strongly supports John Buck ONeil as a worthy recipient; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby identifies the importance and value of the Spingarn Medal and asks the NAACP to award this medal to John Jordan Buck ONeil; 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 John Jordan Buck ONeil with the best wishes of the Mayor and Council in receiving this prestigious award.

 

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