Hillsborough High School will welcome performer Melba Moore on Friday as part of a program to encourage students to commit to excellence and finishing their education.
The visit is being made possible by The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive and a non-profit dedicated to recording and preserving the personal histories of well-known and unsung African Americans.
It is part of the organization's 3rd Annual Back to School With The HistoryMakers program.
Moore will join 101-year-old “Bloody Sunday” civil rights pioneer Amelia Boynton Robinson, neo soul artists Kindred the Family Soul (Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon), and hundreds of African American HistoryMakers around the country as part of the program, a release from the organization said.
The program puts the history makers in direct contact with more than 25,000 students across the nation to tell their stories and to encourage youth to strive for excellence.
Moore, who found much success in the 1970s, including a Tony Award for "Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical," will recount to Hillsborough students her own school experiences and struggles on her path to success.