Black History Month, ‘Reflecting and Rejoicing’

“Reflecting and Rejoicing” was the theme for the Black History Month event held by Student Leadership and Campus Life Feb. 18 in the Retama Room in the Harvin Center.

The Rev. Quincy D. Mosley of St. John First Baptist Church sang the Negro National Anthem. Pictures of African American Community members who were not recognized for their accomplishments in education, community or military were displayed to honor and observe their achievements.

Mrs. Goldie Upshaw WootenMichelle Mirelez/Foghorn

Goldie Upshaw Wooten speaks on the panel for the Black History Program. Wooten retired from teacher in 2005, after 31 years of service in education.

The panel discussed subjects ranging from discrimination in the early ‘50s in the Corpus Christi area to the push for African American Studies at Del Mar College for spring 2017.

There was a panel of five people: Tammy Donaldson, mistress of ceremonies; the Rev. Claude Axel, clergy for Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church; James Klein, associate professor of history; Marvelle Ruth Ross, historian; the Rev. Henry Williams, Del Mar Alumnus; and Goldie Wooten, former educator for CCISD.

The event closed with a small dessert reception where panel and audience members joined in fellowship and continued the conversation to move forward and always remember how far the community has overcome.

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