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Record #: R2016-277   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/13/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/13/2016
Title: Tribute to late Henry L. English
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Hairston, Leslie A., Mitchell, Gregory I., Harris, Michelle A.
Attachments: 1. R2016-277.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
April 13,2016










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

Together with Alderman Hairston, Mitchell and Harris, I transmit herewith a resolution honoring the life and memory of Henry English.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,
ALDERMEN LESLIE HAIRSTON, GREGORY MITCHELL AND MICHELLE HARRIS
MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL APRIL 13, 2016


, The Members of this Chamber were deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing on April 2, 2016, at age 73, of Henry L. English, a life-long community activist in Chicago; and
WHEREAS, Mr. English died as he had lived. He was on his way to a get-out-the-vote event for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton when a car struck the car he was driving; and

WHEREAS, Mr. English was born on May 27, 1942 in West Point, Mississippi. He was the second of four children born to parents who migrated to Chicago from Mississippi; and

WHEREAS, Following graduation from high school, Mr. English served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps; and

WHEREAS, After his military service, Mr. English returned to Chicago and became a community activist while studying and serving in student government at what was then called Crane Junior College, where he rallied classmates to the cause of changing the school's name to Malcolm X College during the civil rights era; and

WHEREAS, Following graduation, Mr. English became the treasurer for the Black Panther Party. He was known for having a peaceful, calm demeanor and for being a genius at community organizing. Mr. English greatly admired Malcolm X and Martin Luther King; and

WHEREAS, Wishing to further his education, Mr. English moved to New York to attend Cornell University, where he earned a Master's degree; and

WHEREAS, Mr. English then returned to Chicago, where he pursued a career as a health care administrator while organizin...

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