Lincoln University president returns to hometown to inspire community

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Few people may guess that the President of Lincoln University was born in an unknown, low-income apartment home in Columbus, Ga., but Dr. Kevin Rome's humble beginnings are the backdrop for an inspiring address he gave at Mildred Terry Library.

Rome grew-up in a public housing community called Farley Homes. He was raised by a single parent, and attended several Muscogee County schools. He returned to Columbus with a message for young black students who are currently growing-up in the same environment.

"Your situation cannot determine your opportunity," says Rome. "The more challenging your circumstance, the greater room you have to achieve success."

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