CNN’s Don Lemon speaks at UA’s ‘Through the Doors’ event

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CNN anchor Don Lemon speaks at The University of Alabama’s Ferguson Theatre on Feb. 22, 2013.

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.

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