Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 07, 2013 @ 11:44PM
Created on February 07, 2013 @ 11:20PM
The leader of a New Jersey Town that made his strides in improving the quality of life for it's residents was the featured speaker Thursday night at WVU's Festival of Ideas.
Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker spoke before a large crowd at the Mountainlair Ballrooms. His speech, titled "Bridging the Divide: The Strengths and Challenges of Diversity in America," focused on his experiences from childhood to becoming a council member to be elected mayor of Newark.
Booker spoke of the obstacles that his parents' generation faced and how their sacrifices paved the way for the leaders of today.
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