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Education Secretary Arne Duncan Participates in Back to School with the Historymakers, Joins Rev. Al Sharpton and Roger Wilkins for a Visit to Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter School


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Liz Utrup, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: September 17, 2010 10:00 am - September 17, 2010 10:30 am

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Rev. Al Sharpton and Pulitzer prize-winning author, distinguished professor and journalist Roger Wilkins will visit Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter School on Friday, Sept. 17 as part of the "Back-to-School With The HistoryMakers" initiative. A Dorothy I. Height Community Academy PCS student will greet and administer introductory Q&A with Duncan, Sharpton and Wilkins. The three guests will each speak to students about their personal education experience and emphasize the life-long impact of a good education.

In celebration of their 10th year as the nation's largest African-American video oral history archive, The HistoryMakers are launching the "Back-to-School With The HistoryMakers" initiative to help confront the issue of youth violence and inspire youth to greatness. The HistoryMakers have organized more than 200 African-American HistoryMakers to return to schools in more than 30 states across the country to recount their own school experiences and the challenges they faced.


Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Rev. Al Sharpton
Roger Wilkins
What : Back-to-School With The HistoryMakers School Visit
When : Friday, Sept. 17, 2010
10-10:30 a.m. EDT
Where : Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter School
Ernest & Virginia Amos Campus (Amos 3)
1400 First St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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