The People’s Grocery Lynching 125 years later

The People’s Grocery Lynching 125 years later

Student leaders of the college's Kashmir Society joined local historians to participate in a commemoration ceremony and march today marking the 125th anniversary of the People’s Grocery Lynching. Ministers, local residents and students from Christian Brothers High School at Sacramento attended the event, held at Second Congregational Church on Walker Ave. Participants learned the story of three African-American store owners – Calvin Mcdowell, Thomas Moss, and Will Stewart of then Peoples Grocery -- who were taken from the Shelby County jail and killed in March of 1892.

Alumna offers solutions to education crisis

Alumna offers solutions to education crisis

This year’s African American History Month speaker challenged students and faculty to move past the familiar question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Instead, the more helpful questions should be, “Who are you? Why are you here? What can’t you live without? What are your gifts? And what is uniquely yours to offer the world?” During the event held Feb. 1 at Metropolitan Baptist Church, Crystal West, an alumna of Hollis F. Price Middle College High School and LeMoyne Owen College, encouraged students to have an attitude of success.

“Paint on the Green”

“Paint on the Green”

Students, faculty and staff took a stab at painting during the "Paint on the Green" event Nov. 10 on the Brownlee campus lawn. Participants surrounded a 15-foot canvas, selecting their favorite designs and colors to create a tapestry. “This event is open for anyone with art ability, but the purpose is to get my students out of their element by listening to classical music while painting in a new environment,” said Professor Phillip Dotson, art area coordinator. “We really want to enhance our craftsmanship.”

New campus security firm begins tonight

New campus security firm begins tonight

Nearly two months after a former LOC student was shot on the campus, Security One has been selected as the college's new security firm. "The firm's contract begins at 12:01 a.m.," said Jesse Chatman, director of Administrative Services.  "The firm will assist the campus in determining what changes need to be made and another report with more information will be released," he said.

Gospel Choir sings songs of praise

Gospel Choir sings songs of praise

“Let everything that breathes sing praises to the LORD! Praise the LORD!” The LOC United Voices Gospel Choir sang songs of praise during its “Evening of Worship” concert, Oct. 19 in the Little Theatre. The choir performed several fiery songs, including "Waymaker", "Total Praise", and the choir's signature song, "Reflections". This song encouraged overcoming trials and tribulations and choir members repeated the words: "When the music stops, we still have to pray and when the tears would drop, we still kept the faith.”

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