Saturday, August 4, 2012

Minnesota's Most Famous Freemason, Honored Today

H.H. Humphrey was a member of Cataract #2, the  Masonic Lodge I belong to.

The 7-foot bronze statue of Humphrey — former Minneapolis mayor, U.S. senator and then vice president under President Lyndon Johnson — will be on the southwest side of the mall, and surrounded by gardens and granite inscribed with some of his "notable quotations."
Lessons from a happy warrior for social justice By Eric P. Schwartz | 07/25/12
 "As it happens, the dedication ceremony will occur shortly after the July 15 anniversary of then-Mayor Humphrey's appeal for civil rights at the 1948 Democratic National Convention. In that historic and courageous speech in Philadelphia, Humphrey successfully urged the Democrats to adopt a landmark civil-rights plank, calling on the Party to "get out of the shadow of states' rights and walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights."

No comments: