Last November, the country elected its first African-American president, Barack Obama, to a second term.
Terra State Community College President Jerome Webster called that a testament to the work of the NAACP, but no excuse for the organization — or anyone else who works for equality, justice and dignity among all people — to rest on its laurels.
Webster, the keynote speaker for the 12th annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said that the NAACP and community colleges — as well as higher education in general — are at a crossroads.
“Today’s education leaders must ask what legacy they want to leave for the next generation of students,” Webster said.
Webster cited four African-Americans as examples of people who might be a little more obscure than some other historical figures, but have built their own legacy. (News Messenger)
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