Historic lawmaker repeats ‘I am somebody’ theme at CCC
Applauding retired state Rep. Robert G. Clark, the first African-American elected to Mississippi’s House of Representative, hundreds of students at Coahoma Community College Monday chanted his keynote theme: “I will no longer hang my head low, because I am somebody.”
Opening CCC’s Black History Month finale, Rep Clark said, “No where through grade school or high school or college, did I hear anything about the history of African Americans.”
“We don’t know who we are; we have to pick it up by bits and pieces,” recalls the legislator credited with overseeing the passage of the Education Reform Act of 1982.
“We are a group of civilized individuals from Africa put together through the slave trade,” he said.
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