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State Senator Helps ECC Celebrate Black History

N.C. Senator Angela Bryant provided the keynote address during a celebration of Black History Month at Edgecombe Community College on February 26.

She traced the development of Black History Month and encouraged the capacity crowd to continue to tell the story of African-American history. The event, centered around the theme “Unifying the Spirit of the Dream” and held in the Rocky Mount campus auditorium, was sponsored by the college’s Division of College and Career Readiness and the Student Government Association. Viola Harris, administrative assistant in the ECC Adult Enrichment Center, shared the history of Negro spiritual songs, and Andre Cooper, president of the SGA, also spoke.