50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
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PANEL DISCUSSION | GRAND BALLROOM
SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION
If the last fifty years have taught us one thing… it is this. Civil rights laws, regulations, and court cases alone cannot create the sustainable political and economic progress that is needed to “free” the thousands of Americans who continue to suffer civil and economic injustices. Sustainable and substantial progress will only occur through effective leadership – political as well as economic leadership. We’ve assembled a panel of business and political leaders who will discuss how they took the initiative and created their own business or grabbed the reigns of political leadership in their communities. Included among the panelist are the Honorable Mayor William A. Johnson Jr., (the first African American Mayor of Rochester New York); successful entrepreneur William A. Thurman of Sunbelt Soft Drinks; and George Moses (Executive Director of the North East Development Corporation). If you’ve ever thought about running for office or running your own business, now is the time for you to be still and listen to the insightful and inspiring stories of these three panelist.