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Famous triplets visit Voorhees College

August 29, 2011

The African American Male Mentorship Program at Voorhees will host an assembly on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. featuring the nationally-recognized and history-making Martin Triplets.   

Deshun Terrell, Kenya Reese and Warren Louis Martin, Jr. were born as a set of triplets, and they followed in the footsteps of their older brother by becoming attorneys. 

After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Jackson State University, where Warren and Kenya finished with a perfect 4.0 grade point average and Deshun finished with a 3.95 in course work, the triplets enrolled at the University of Mississippi School of Law in August 2001.

In May 2004, the Martins made history by becoming the first set of triplets to graduate from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Additionally, the Martins were sworn in October 2004 as the first set of triplet attorneys in America.

In addition to their academic achievements, the Martins have already written their first book titled, "Love, Faith, and Hope," a collection of original poetry, short stories, and prose. The title of their book is inspired by 1 Corinthians 13:13 which declares, "And now abides faith, hope, and love; these three, but the greatest of these is love." 

They have been featured in several print publications including, Ebony, Black Issues in Higher Education, Jet, Money Magazine, The Clarion Ledger, The UM Lawyer, The Jacksonian and The Jackson Advocate. The triplets have also appeared on several local television broadcasts such as The Montel Williams Show.