'Hamilton' star visits Norwood school

Brandon Dixon, a Broadway star in the hit smash 'Hamilton,' spoke to students in the Bronx Friday with a focus on how to combat racism and bullying.

Brandon Dixon, a Broadway star in the hit smash 'Hamilton,' spoke to students in the Bronx Friday with a focus on how to combat racism and bullying. (1/20/17)

NORWOOD - The Broadway star who publicly implored Vice President Mike Pence to defend the rights of minorities told students Friday to value diversity and the immigrant experience in an appearance at their Norwood school.

"I'm very happy to be here and hear what these kids are feeling about the issues happening in their community," said Brandon Dixon, a star in the hit show "Hamilton."

The actor spoke at the Bronx Community Charter School just moments after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. 

Dixon is best known for his role as Vice President Aaron Burr, and a viral video of his on-stage plea to Pence made national headlines. 

Students ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade participated in workshops about racism, stereotypes and bullying.

"This is important because we are all different and we have different cultures and we should respect each other for who we are," said Leahnell Ramirez, one of the students.

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