Don Lemon doesn’t care if nobody believes in him, and urges others to feel the same way.
“Louisiana told me ‘no’ in many ways because I was born black,” Lemon said. “Fortunately, this little black boy’s family didn’t get the memo.”
A reporter and anchor for CNN since September of 2006, Lemon spoke in front of a sold out audience Thursday, Feb. 21 about overcoming his personal struggles growing up as a gay black man. The speech, which began at 6 p.m., was held inside the Ferguson Center Theatre as a part of The University of Alabama’s “Through the Doors” celebration, a year-long commemoration in honor of the 50th anniversary of desegregation at the university.