Top USM official speaks at PRCC black history program
By Charles Herrington| February 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM CST - Updated June 26 at 2:44 PM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The dean of students at Southern Miss gave the keynote address Tuesday at an annual Black History Month program at Pearl River Community College's Forrest County Center.
Dr. Eddie Holloway gave his perspectives on important dates in African-American history, from the signing of Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to the election of President Barack Obama.
"Much of the history has gone past with not a lot of emphasis on the significant contributions of those that have paved the way for today's successes, so it's my hope that I'll give comments in reference to the greatness of their work and the benefits of the times that we have today, because we rest on the shoulders of those that have come before us," said Holloway.
"I think the most important thing is just the knowledge of history, the progress that's been made and just to make sure that you're doing everything you can to play your part," said Cassandra Shoemo, program organizer.
This was the sixth year for the black history program at PRCC. It's sponsored by the school's History and Humanities Club.