Celebrating the rich history of African Americans and encouraging the next generation of innovators was the focus of a gathering at an East Texas middle school today. At Kilgore's Maude Laird Middle School, kids celebrated the contributions of African Americans to our country's history. KLTV morning anchor Dia Wall's message was that contributions to history, regardless of one's color, never end.
"I really wanted to show them that they can be just as extraordinary and the people they read about every day. You can achieve your dreams," Dia says.
Ground breakers in black history were remembered, and the message was shared that you can do anything if you have the will to try.
"If you want to make a change and a difference in this world, you don't have to be old or rich, you have to be you just have to step out on that limb, take that chance," she says.
"Well, I learned to dare to be different, stand out just like Abraham Lincoln did, and go for our rights and what we believe in," said 13-year-old Zekiea Williams.
"What I got from this today was that I can do anything, if I put my mind to it," says 13-year-old Manuel Sianez.
"Black History Month is about our history, and I hope they got that," Dia says.
Monday, July 21 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:41:34 GMT
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