COMPTON, CA – Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) issued a Congressional Resolution to celebrate the 125th birthday of the City of Compton.
Her statement in its entirety reads: “On May 14th, the City of Compton will celebrate its 125th birthday. This anniversary comes after a year-long celebration of Compton’s cultural heritage and its history. In the few days before the 125th anniversary, I would like to do my part to ensure that Congress recognizes the anniversary of one of California’s oldest cities.
Located in the heart of Los Angeles County, the City of Compton is the ‘Hub City’ for both culture and trade. Several of the world’s most talented athletes and artists, such as Olympic Gold Medalist Charles Dumas and the influential hip hop group N.W.A., have called this city home. Not only does Compton export talent, but it also conducts 25 percent of all U.S. waterborne international trade.
Furthermore, the City of Compton has historically been in the forefront of promoting diversity in leadership. It is the first city in California to elect an African American mayor, Douglas Dollarhide, and a female African American mayor, Doris Davis.
Therefore, I am introducing a resolution to recognize and celebrate the anniversary for the City of Compton. I hope that it can continue to grow and to develop its identity and culture. Congratulations to the City of Compton on 125 years, and may the best be yet to come.”