Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Job Corps Center Hosts Black History Program

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Job Corps Center Hosts Black History Program

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The Charleston Job Corps Center conducted a center-wide Black History program on Feb. 25 in the CJCC gymnasium. The theme for this year's annual event was "A Meeting Among My Brothers & My Sisters.

CJCC Recreation Adviser Tierah Williams served as mistress of ceremonies. Student Shanequa Lewis portrayed Madame C.J. Walker and student Jeremiah Elam portrayed Malcolm X.

Guest pastors from the area portrayed notable African-Americans, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by the Rev. Ronald English, Nelson Mandela by the Rt. Reverend Emanuel A. Heyliger and Huey Newton by the Rev. Ricardo Flippin.

CJCC Counselor Frances Shearin presented the "The Angry Black Woman, and she debunked the stereotype by encouraging attendees, especially women, to know who they are and love themselves through her "ABC analogy. …

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