For local business leader Harold T. Epps, Dr. King’s iconic ‘dream speech’ still resonates

    Epps is president and CEO of PRWT Services

    Epps is president and CEO of PRWT Services

    When Harold T. Epps, president and CEO of a Philadelphia business-services company, was growing up in North Carolina, he a played an important role in desegregating his school.

    This week, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we are looking at the legacy of civil rights and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I have a dream” speech. We asked a group of African-Americans involved in education, business, faith and social justice about the significance of “The Dream” at 50. For some people it’s about memories, for others it is about the long-term impact on their lives and their communities.

    Harold T. Epps is president and CEO of PRWT Services, a business-services company headquartered in Philadelphia. He grew up in North Carolina, and as a boy he a played an important part in desegregating his Asheville school.

    In 1962 he and his sisters were the first black children to attend their public school. While it was not easy for a child, he learned from the experience and is still fervent about keeping the dream of opportunity and access alive. 

    Epps’ story is featured in ‘His Dream, Our Stories,’ a series featuring more than 80 multi-platfrom, interactive videos produced by Comcast to honor milestones of the Civil Rights Movement. The content will be is available for free on Xfinity On Demand until Oct. 12 and available as an eBook on iTunes, Amazon, and Nook.

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