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Keeping our promises on diversity and inclusion

Posted on January 14, 2017
When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke on our campus in 1965, he made the following observation: “We find ourselves standing on the threshold of the most creative period in the development of race relations in the history of our nation.” Dr. King was referring to the end of legal segregation. He spoke those words not long after James Meredith was denied admission to the University of Mississippi because of the color of his skin. Federal troops were sent in to uphold Mr. Meredith’s right to receive an education. As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we can take … Read the entire post : Keeping our promises on diversity and inclusion
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