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Campus Commemorates Black History Month



Mar 17, 2014

The Lexington Campus recently held its annual Black History Month celebration in honor of the original efforts of Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875 – 1950) and many others who have worked tirelessly to insure civil rights for everyone in our nation.  The theme this year was “Civil Rights in America.”   

The keynote speaker this year was Reverend Bob Rodgers.  Reverend Rodgers is a longtime Lexington resident who has seen and experienced firsthand the many facets of civil rights changes in our country as well as in our region.  Rev. Rodgers’ speech addressed these changes and he was quick to focus on how he was personally able to overcome bias and prejudice.  He said he accomplished this by, “Working hard, being open and honest, and treating others kindly – in other words, following the Golden Rule.”

Student LaQuetta Black said, “I loved his speech.  It was very inspirational and hopeful.  It made me want to study harder and made me want to succeed.”

(l) to (r): Guest speaker Reverend Bob Rodgers, campus director Kimberly Thomasson, and student services representative Fred Smith are pictured following the Black History Month celebration at the Lexington Campus.

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