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Rep. Mickey Michaux talks race, civil rights as he retires after 4 decades in the General Assembly (video)

If you missed it on the closing day of the short session, be sure to take time to listen to the parting words of the dean of the NC General Assembly.

Rep. Mickey Michaux, who was first encouraged to run for political office by Martin Luther King Jr., has represented Durham County in the legislature for 20 terms.

The longest serving House member closed out his career this way:

For more on his career and legacy, read this profile that appeared earlier this year in the Herald-Sun.

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