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"Not Made by Hands"

Dr. Abrams provides the introduction for his dedication speech, presented in its entirety, at Belmont Central Elementary School, Sunday, December 13, 1970.

  • Opening stories and remarks (Dr. Abrams recalls his introduction from the Apex FFA Awards Banquet, included in this collection).

Why is Dr. Abrams honored to dedicate this school?

  • Out of indebtedness to the school people of North Carolina.
  • Because the school in every community is most important.
  • Because of the commitment to education from the Belmont community.
  • This is not the dedication of a building, but a dedication of the people.

What are the fruits of education?

  • Culture and the commitment to purpose.