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Voorhees kicks off Black History Month with former National NAACP President

January 29, 2013

On Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. in Massachusetts Hall Auditorium, Voorhees College will kick off the Black History Month Celebration with guest speaker, The Honorable Kweisi Mfume, Former National President, NAACP.  

 

Scholar, politician, social and political activist, media host, and educator are just a few of the noted roles Mfume has played throughout his lifetime.  The native of Baltimore, MD is recognized both domestically and internationally for his works as an activist and fund raiser for the many different organizations he has served with including the NAACP, the United Nations, the Congressional Black Caucus, as well as various media outlets, colleges, and universities.  As an author, guest commentator, and educator, he has received numerous awards and accolades.

 

The theme this year for Voorhees College's annual celebration of Black History Month is, "At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington."  Each year the college hosts noted personalities from different fields and walks of life to inform, educate, and even entertain the campus and community through discussions of the Black experience in America.      

 

For more information, contact Curtiss Sumner, Web master/graphic designer, at 803-780-1799 or csumner@voorhees.edu.