Havelock Middle students learn of fight for racial equality

Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 08:58 PM.

"There’s dignity in all work, whether you are a ditch digger or a professor," he said.

Victor Taylor, a New Bern alderman, and recent recipient of the Larkins Award, one of North Carolina’s highest honors, also spoke at the event.

"You have a dream. Make your dream a reality," Taylor told the students.

The words capped a 90-minute event speckled with prose, poetry and songs telling the centuries-long struggle for equality for African-Americans, from the bonds of slavery to the Emancipation Proclamation, the passage of the Civil Rights Act to the election of President Barack Obama. 

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