KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Some are alleging there’s a lack of diversity in Lenoir County Public Schools and its causing controversy.
Community members gathered at Emmanuel Hill Memorial Free Will Baptist Church to engage in the conversation about segregation in the public schools and learn how to move forward.
NAACP President Dr. William J Barber spoke at the conference saying students need to understand how to live in a diverse world. The pastor of the church, Veronica Jackson says the community needs to understand what’s happening in public schools across the world.
“Talk to one another, and to start a conversation. We know that we are not going to solve the problem today, but a journey begins with one step and so we hope that we have started that conversation,” said Veronica Jackson.
Organizers say they will continue to go to the school board meetings and fight to end segregation.