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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The President of Albany Technical College says he knows he wouldn't be where he is today without the sacrifices of others.

Dr. Anthony Parker spoke to seniors at SOWEGA Council on Aging Monday morning in honor of Black History month. He said speaking to some of the people who helped pave the way for his success career was intimidating.

Parker says he remembers the March on Selma and integration of schools.  They're not just history lessons he learned in school. He says those sacrifices created in him a responsibility to succeed.

"My generation were taught that you couldn't waste the opportunity; that individuals had done things for us."

Dr. Parker says his father taught him never to use barriers often faced by African Americans as excuses for not succeeding.

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