Valdosta Students Talk Progress 50 Years After Historic Speech

By: Eames Yates Email
By: Eames Yates Email

By Eames Yates
August 28, 2013

Valdosta,GA - Students at Valdosta High School celebrated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by watching the historic "I Have A Dream" speech.

Students watched Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech and discussed how they felt about the progress that has been made since. Valdosta High School's Teacher of the Year, James White, spoke about the steps that have been made since MLK's historic words.

James White, VHS Teacher: "Our students today really don't grasp the whole thing about Civil Rights. And since our school is predominately African-American and the events that have happened have catapulted them into a place where they have opportunities that were not available, I wanted them to know what it was like then and what it is like now."

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