Mervyn M. Dymally bust unveiled

Thursday, August 22, 2019

An excerpt from the Compton Herald

SACRAMENTO – The long-awaited bronze bust of the late Mervyn M. Dymally, a long-time California lawmaker and former lieutenant governor, was unveiled at the State Capitol on Aug. 12, 2019

Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, D-Carson, who unveiled the bust in a special ceremony, authored AB 2036, he said, “to ensure that this trailblazer’s legacy will always be with us.” The statue sits at the entrance of the lieutenant governor’s office in Sacramento.

“I was honored to have worked as [an] aide for then Congressman Mervyn M. Dymally. This bust will forever remind us of the wisdom of this giant of a man and mentor to me,” Gipson said. “He used to always say, ‘There is no substitute for hard work and dedication.’ He lived that statement as he fought for adoptive children, foster youth, child abuse prevention, early childhood education, equal rights for women, and more. He opened many doors for people of color throughout California.”