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File #: 2019-1386    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 2/12/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/12/2019 Final action: 2/12/2019
Enactment date: 2/12/2019 Enactment #: 82
Effective date: 2/12/2019    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare February 12, 2019, to be "Margaret Campbell Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: R. Daniel Lavelle, All Members
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MR. LAVELLE

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WHEREAS, Margaret Campbell (Watson) epitomizes the legacy of the descendants of freed slaves who resettled in Pittsburgh; she was born in Birmingham, Alabama on July 6, 1920, and moved to the Hill District with her Sister Bernice and Brother-in-Law James Robinson in 1940; and,

 

WHEREAS, Margaret has lived a life of hard and passionate work; she scrubbed floors with her Sister, waited tables at Teddy Horne’s restaurant in the Lower Hill District, and worked at West Penn Hospital for 28 years; and,

 

WHEREAS, Margaret has been a devoted and compassionate resident of the Hill District, caring for seniors in her neighborhood and serving as an usher at the Nazareth Baptist Church for over 50 years; and,

 

WHEREAS, Margaret married Johnny Watson in 1941 and had three children: Barbara Wooster, Joyce Fowler, and the late Richard Watson; and,

 

WHEREAS, Margaret and her family will be honored guests at a performance of the Mendelssohn Choir titled “Let My People Go,” at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7:30pm; and,

 

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NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare February 12, 2019, to be “Margaret Campbell Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.