U.S. Attorney Talks to MicroSociety Kids about Civil Rights

         
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, February 24, 2011
 
CONTACT:
Christopher Hoffman
203-946-8450
       
              
               U. S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut David B. Fein today spoke to MicroSociety Magnet School about the history of equality and civil rights in the United States as part of the school district’s celebration of Black History Month.
 
 
                 Fein spoke to 5th through 8th graders at the magnet school located at 311 Valley Street.
 
 
                 “I’m pleased and honored that U.S. Attorney Fein made time from his busy schedule to talk to students about equality and civil rights as part of Black History Month,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Reginald Mayo said. “Young people need to know the history of civil rights and the sacrifices of those who struggled and in some cases died to win equality.”
 
 
                 “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is proud to celebrate Black History Month with the students and administration of MicroSociety Magnet School by sharing the story of the Department of Justice’s long-standing commitment to protect the civil rights of all Americans,” stated U.S. Attorney Fein.

 
                 After Fein’s presentation, other members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office talked to the students about bullying and bullying prevention.
 
 
                 Fein will also give presentations on Monday, February 28 at Hill Central Music Academy and Tuesday, March 15 at Metropolitan Business Academy.
 
 
                 President Barack Obama appointed Fein the 50th U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut in 2010.