On Wednesday, Dr. Jungkeit and Professor Booker joined the students of the African American Black and Puerto Rican Latino Studies class for a compelling presentation. Dr. Jungkeit shared local history giving students a geographical perspective and the historical background of our very own Lyme Street and Old Lyme. While sharing the dark history that took place in our town, he also shared some very important people of conscience who were able to stand up for what was right and made a difference. Professor Booker shared a more global perspective including the fact that out of 169 towns in Connecticut there are only 16 towns of color - Connecticut being the fifth most segregated state in the US.
The presenters left students thinking about the importance of becoming voices of conscience, to notice, keep learning, and to speak up against something that is not just. Professor Booker encouraged students to never stop being truth-seekers, leaving them with the words of Jimi Hendrix "knowledge speaks, wisdom listens."
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