On Monday, January 15, Rappahannock Community College hosted best-selling author Nic Stone for a special presentation on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the holiday that bears his name. Stone spoke on how the nation has come to remember Dr. King’s actions and thoughts, and how his marches and speeches are now perceived through the lens of history.
“We have to be careful about what we focus on these days of remembrance,” said Stone. “It’s important that we think about the hard stuff.”
Stone is best known for her novel, Dear Martin, a fictional story based on true-life events. The plot involves a young African-American male who was wrongly arrested. He reacts to the circumstance by writing letters to the late Dr. King.
She appeared at the Glenns Campus, which is located in Gloucester County, and her appearance was shared to the other RCC locations via an interactive video feed. Her speech was also broadcast on Facebook Live.
After her lecture, Stone signed autographs and posed for photos with RCC faculty, students, and staff.