Current Status Bill Number:
4338Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970617Primary Sponsor: BreelandAll Sponsors: BreelandDrafted Document Number: gjk\20861sd.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970617Subject: Strong Family Reunion Week in Charleston; August 18-24, 1997, Resolutions
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TO COMMEND THE STRONG FAMILY UPON THE OCCASION OF ITS THIRTY-SEVENTH REUNION TO BE HELD IN CHARLESTON AND TO PROCLAIM THE WEEK OF AUGUST 18 - 24, 1997, AS THE STRONG FAMILY REUNION WEEK IN CHARLESTON.
Whereas, a black woman born around 1812 in Guinea, West Africa, was captured as a slave and brought to this country; and
Whereas, this short and dark-skinned woman was escorted into the bottom of a ship, filled with other Africans, transported from her homeland, and docked at the port of Charleston, South Carolina; and
Whereas, this beautiful black woman was sold at the slave market to a German plantation owner named Strong. There her name was changed to Rebecca, but she was commonly called "Ginny woman"; and
Whereas, Rebecca bore many children, three of her children were Mary, Eli, and Taylor Strong. At some point in their life, they moved to Grifton, North Carolina; and
Whereas, Mary Strong, Rebecca's daughter, had two sons, Herbert and Willie, who matured into industrious and strong men; and
Whereas, Willie Strong was born December 7, 1874, in Hookerton, North Carolina, married Cora Carman, and they had ten children. Addie Cora Strong was their tenth child; and
Whereas, Addie C. Strong-Dixon had a vision that it was vital that the Strong Family generations continue to nurture a "Strong" bond of love and support. Therefore, she hosted the first Strong Family Reunion on August 20, 1960; and
Whereas, the family continues to honor the presence of Johnnie Mae Strong-Olds and Ponce DeLeon Strong and remembers the life and legacy of their departed loved ones; and
Whereas, this year the Strong Family will hold its thirty-seventh reunion in Charleston with many featured activities including a dinner cruise, an Afro-American historical tour, and a prayer breakfast. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly hereby commend the Strong Family upon the occasion of its thirty-seventh reunion to be held in Charleston and proclaim the week of August 18-24, 1997, as the Strong Family reunion week in Charleston.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to
Mr. James T. Dixon, as a representative of the Strong Family.