This video premiered at The Democratic Party's Jefferson Jackson Dinner on Saturday, April 30, 2011:
There are very few families in North Carolina who are not invested in the history-- and therefor the defense-- of our state's public schools. To divorce ourselves from that history is to lose something of our own story. It's to squander a grandmother's long teaching career. To disregard the incredible bravery of individual parents and children that integrated our racially divided school systems. It's to dishonor the millions of successful adults who were once children sharing remarkably similar experiences in North Carolina's public schools.
Their investment is real. It's ours. It's US. And it must be defended.