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Saturday March 25th

Michelle Dixon

Page 401 of the 1979 Yackety Yack, the UNC yearbook

Column: Change means remembering the past

In elementary school, I was taught those four words that stirred our nation into a whirlwind of civil right movements. Those same civil right movements gave many of us the ability to vote, go to school, get jobs and even become the president of the United States.

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National Model United Nations members from Miami Dade College runs mock MUN stimulation. Photo courtesy of Michelle Dixon.

I went from the majority at my old college to the minority at UNC

Tears cascaded down my face as their veins emerged from the sides of their throats while they desperately shouted for their voice to be heard throughout the buildings of UNC. Out of their mouths poured words of lyrical poetic frustration about their pain, fear and anger in response to the emergence of ignorance that once plagued our country. Ignorance of who we are as a black community.

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