For the anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, Loreto was one of only 5 schools invited by the US Embassy in London to bring a group of students to a celebration event. We were shown a film about the life of Lincoln and had a short talk about the Embassy from Assistant Cultural Attaché Mark Lanning. But undoubtedly the highlight was a talk from Professor Roger Wilkins. Professor Wilkins was a member of the NAACP and friend of Martin Luther King. He was one of the youngest Black men ever appointed to high office when he became Assistant Attorney General to President Johnson at the age of only 33. He talked about his life and answered students' questions about King, about Johnson and Kennedy, and especially about the historic election of Barack Obama. It was all in all an amazing day
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