All In Your Name (Part I)
"Madam Speaker, if there is a God — and I believe there is — and that God distributes grace and mercy and talent to all his children, on Aug. 29, 1958, he touched Gary, Ind.," said Jackson.
Jackson said the singer’s “heart couldn’t get any bigger,” adding: “I come to the floor today on behalf of a generation to thank God for living in his era.”
The moment, one day after death, was led by members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Reps. Diane Watson (D-Calif.) and Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) spoke about Jackson before asking members to rise for a moment of silence.
Jun 26, 2009.