Photo by Shawn Nowlin
Dr. Marylen Harmon speaking at West Salem Elementary School.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The time is always right to do what is right.” Nearly 55 years after the civil rights icon was murdered on a hotel balcony in Tennessee, those words ring more accurate than ever.

Black History Month isn’t just about remembering the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout the years; it’s also an opportunity to inspire the youth.

To get a first-hand perspective of what it was like growing up during segregation, several Carver graduates – Dr. Wayne Harris, Dr. Marylen Harmon, Jean Green and William Shepherd – visited Salem City Public Schools throughout February to share their stories.

Dr. Marylen Harmon’s Feb. 15 talk with students at West Salem emphasized the progress that’s been made since the 1960s. “When I was growing up,…

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