As part of the Dr. Charles Sanders President’s Lecture Series, Durham Tech was pleased to host best-selling author Wes Moore on Wednesday, December 3. After first meeting with the Debate Club, Moore spent more than an hour speaking to a nearly packed ERC Auditorium about his book and the insights he gleaned while writing it. “The Other Wes Moore” contrasts and compares Moore’s life with that of another African-American man who grew up in Baltimore around the same time. The author, after early run-ins with the law, went on to become a Rhodes Scholar after graduating from Johns Hopkins University. He is a decorated combat veteran and a former White House Fellow. The “other” Wes Moore is serving a life sentence without parole for felony murder.
After his appearance on Main Campus, Moore moved to Hillside High School, where he spoke to another high school students and signed copies of his book at an event cosponsored by Durham Public Schools and the Durham Public Library.