If you could meet any African American historical figure who would it be? Why?

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Scott Keys

19

Accounting

Sophomore

Honolulu, Hawaii

If I could meet any African American historical figure, it would be Muhammad Ali due to his attitude. During his time period, he was outspoken and I think it would be interesting to hear his various points of view.

 

Zurick McGill

21

Computer Science

Senior

Taylorsville, Mississippi

I would want to meet Frederick Douglass because of his accomplishments after being a slave. He didn’t let being a slave stop him from becoming a free man then becoming the historical legend that he is. His books became best sellers and were influential to rid the country of slavery.

 

Johnnie Austin Jr.

18

Business Administration

Freshman

Memphis, Tennessee

If I could meet any African American historical figure, I would choose Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I’d choose him because I would ask him questions about his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

 

Markeem Griffin

19

ElectroMechanical Engineering

Sophomore

Aberdeen, Mississippi

I would like to meet Morgan Freeman. He is a respectful and prominent actor and a high quality narrator of society. He even fills the practical and idealistic roles of God (in films) perfectly.

 

Marquell Morrison

19

Social Work

Sophomore

Jackson, Mississippi

I would love to meet Rosa Parks. She inspires me in such a way that no one else does. She was the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement and I would thank her for her accomplishments.

Jordan Lampley is a Sophomore from Memphis, Tennessee majoring in Broadcasting/Mass Communications. He will be a contributor to The Campus Chronicle for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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