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2009 Black History Month Program

Theme: Why We Celebrate
Date: Friday, February 20, 2009, 6:00 pm, Coburn Dining Hall

Featured Speaker: Mr. Harrell Carter, Community Affairs Director, News/Talk 101.5 WNWS-FM, NAACP President, J-MC Branch

Born in Jackson-Madison County, Mr. Harrell Carter attended the local public schools and is a graduate of Merry High School, Jackson State Community College (Political Science Major) and he also attended West Tennessee Business College, Lane College, and the University of Washington in Seattle. A Vietnam era veteran, and past Sergeant and Deputy Commander of the JMC Metro Narcotics Division, Mr. Carter also graduated from both the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy and the Washington State Law Enforcement Training Academy. Mr. Carter has served as Director of the Tennessee Hunger Coalition, (a statewide coalition to defeat hunger) and Coordinator of JONAH (a local non-profit organization). Mr. Carter has also served in leadership positions on various community boards including the Jackson-Madison County Boys and Girls Club, Jackson Area Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency, Women Resource and Rape Assistance, the United Way of West Tennessee, and the Jackson Mid-Town Optimist Club.

Mr. Carter has received local, regional and state awards including numerous community service recognitions and is a graduate of Leadership Jackson 2004 Class. He is a member of the Tennessee Legislative Black Caucus Criminal Justice Panel and was elected for two (2) four year terms to the Madison County Commission. Mr. Carter presently hosts "Carter and Company" a late night talk radio show and serves as the Community Affairs Director at WNWS News/Talk 101.5 FM. Mr. Carter has served as a NAACP Area Director and presently serves as President of the Jackson-Madison County NAACP Branch. Mr. Carter is the dedicated father of four and he is a life-long member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, TN.

Also Featuring: Stephanie Clark, Soloist, Dugger Family Praise Team, Community Historians, MOSAIC

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