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File #: 21-2605    Version: 1 Name: Honoring Sgt. Arthur L. McCann.
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 4/7/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 4/15/2021 Final action: 4/15/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MR. ARTHUR L. MCCANN WHEREAS, to "Serve and Protect" is the motto for a policeman. It was also the calling of a great servant leader, Sgt. Arthur L. McCann; and WHEREAS, Arthur L. McCann was born in 1929 in Paive, Mississippi to parents Ollie and Martha McCann. Mr. McCann had a twin sister Lee Ethel and seven siblings total; and WHEREAS, Mr. McCann's parents joined the thousands of Mississippians seeking better opportunities during the Great Migration; and WHEREAS, by 1933, the hard-working McCann family arrived in Chicago where Mr. McCann quickly discovered many of the injustices found in America's southern States were present in his new city; however, these injustices would not keep him from seeking opportunity; and WHEREAS, Mr. McCann would learn obedience, honesty, integrity, discipline, faith, and hard work from his mother Martha. As the youngest, Mr. McCann received additional guidance from his older brothers, five of which would serve in the Ar...
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING MR. ARTHUR L. MCCANN

WHEREAS, to "Serve and Protect" is the motto for a policeman. It was also the calling of a great servant leader, Sgt. Arthur L. McCann; and

WHEREAS, Arthur L. McCann was born in 1929 in Paive, Mississippi to parents Ollie and Martha McCann. Mr. McCann had a twin sister Lee Ethel and seven siblings total; and

WHEREAS, Mr. McCann's parents joined the thousands of Mississippians seeking better opportunities during the Great Migration; and

WHEREAS, by 1933, the hard-working McCann family arrived in Chicago where Mr. McCann quickly discovered many of the injustices found in America's southern States were present in his new city; however, these injustices would not keep him from seeking opportunity; and

WHEREAS, Mr. McCann would learn obedience, honesty, integrity, discipline, faith, and hard work from his mother Martha. As the youngest, Mr. McCann received additional guidance from his older brothers, five of which would serve in the Army, Air Force, and Navy; and

WHEREAS, young Arthur watched his older brothers work hard, who in turn, expected nothing less from young Arthur; and

WHEREAS, the streets of Chicago were tough, but the family soon found a church home and fatherly guidance under the teaching of the late great, Bishop Louis H. Ford; and

WHEREAS, the McCann family would be one of the first families of Ford's St. Paul Church of God in Christ founded in 1937. Mr. McCann's mother and sister would serve as missionaries in the church while Mr. McCann and his oldest brother would be Deacons, serving over 60 years; and

WHEREAS, a young Arthur attended Farren Elementary and thrived at DuSable High School where he would build lifelong friendships with young men and women who would become African- American community leaders and trail blazers of Chicago. Mr. McCann developed friendships with such future leaders as former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington and former Cook County Commissioner and Cook County ...

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