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Three Dabney S. Lancaster Community College students participated in “Voices of the Movement”, a celebration of the Civil Rights Movement held at the First Baptist Church in Lexington and co-hosted by the Rockbridge Historical Society on February 18. From left: Ricky Brown of Low Moor; Maurice St. Clair, Jr., of Rockbridge County; and Christion Burks of Clifton Forge. Maurice and Christion both served as speakers for the event, which took place during Black History Month. Maurice was the voice for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, while Christion spoke about his grandfather, the late George Goode Jr., who served as the first African-American mayor of Clifton Forge. The three DSLCC students, as well as DSLCC staff and faculty members Dr. Ben Worth, Gloria Smitka and Chris Shiraki, also participated in a walk prior to the service. Participants read short passages from the writings of civil rights leaders and music was provided by choirs from several different churches in the area. DSLCC sponsors a Multicultural Club, which was organized recently with the purpose of promoting and environment of understanding all people of various cultures, ethnicity and backgrounds. For more information contact club president Ricky Brown at (703) 298-1842 or club advisor Gloria Smitka at (540) 460-6357. DSLCC Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Worth is also a club advisor.

DSLCC Participates In Voices Of The Movement

 
 
 
 

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