Illinois Bicentennial: Kenny Gray's legacy looms large in southern Illinois
Editor's note: The weekly Illinois Bicentennial series is brought to you by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and Illinois Press Association. More than 20 newspapers are creating stories about the state's history, places and key moments for the bicentennial Dec. 3, 2018. Stories published up to this date can be found at 200illinois.com. In 1956, a little-known freshman congressman from Franklin County in southern Illinois gave his first major speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, receiving a standing ovation for his efforts.
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