Saturday, December 15, 2007

Rep. Julia Carson...

Rep. Julia Carson has died at the age of 69.

Rep. Carson was the first woman and the first black person to represent Indianapolis in Congress.

She championed children's rights, women's rights...was an advocate for the homeless and worked for peace rather than war.

As Senator Bayh (D-Indiana) said..."She was elected to important public offices, but never forgot who she was, where she came from or who she was there to serve."

May we all be inspired to do the same...

4 comments:

Southamptoner said...

RIP to the good lady. Seems like her causes were all the right ones.

Yankee T said...

R.I.P. indeed. This is a loss.

Dusty said...

Why is it the great ones leave us so young? ;(

Christopher said...

News and Notes last night played a piece of an interview with her where she discussed how she reminds people that she came from the sort of background they are demonizing, single black drop-out mother, and she rose all the way to the Congress. Her shining example gives us proof that all families have value and need to be supported.