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February 27, 2014

“Unifying the Spirit of the Dream” topic of ECC black history month program

TARBORO — “Free at last, Free at last, Great God a-mighty, we are free at last.” Those are the closing words of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the 1963 March on Washington.

Unifying the spirit of that dream was the topic of a black history month program Wednesday in the Barnes Auditorium on the Rocky Mount campus of Edgecombe Community College.

N.C. Sen. Angela Bryant, who represents District 4, talked about the significance of recounting African-American history.

“It is important that we ourselves describe our history, which may be different than other people would tell it,” Bryant said.

In that way, Bryant said African-Americans “reclaim” the history that was “torn away from us and not considered important.” The senator also talked about the importance of continuing to recognize first-time accomplishments of African-Americans.

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