JCJC’s Black History Celebration features college student & Katrina survivor
Written By: Teresa Martin
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Date Submitted: 2011-02-03 08:58:40
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Multi-Cultural Club is hosting its annual Black History Celebration on Tuesday, February 8 at 10:15 a.m. in the JCJC Fine Arts Auditorium. The public is invited to this free event which will includes special musical guests, JC Voices.
The guest speaker will be college student Jeremy Graham, originally from New Orleans, LA. He is a graduate of Hinds Community College and is currently enrolled at Mississippi College. Graham will share his life story about growing up in New Orleans and eventually moving to Jackson, MS after hurricane Katrina to getting caught up in illegal activities and deciding to pursue his education.
“I truly believe his life story is a perfect example of ‘When There is Hope’, which is the theme for this year’s program,” said Dr. Samuel Jones, JCJC Dean of Students. “It is my hope that the audience will embrace Jeremy’s story because I believe our entire student body struggles with similar life issues at some point in their lives. It is also my hope that we can show support for this program because even though it’s celebrating Black History, the purpose is to give homage to the fact that anything is possible when there is HOPE.”