LeMoyne-Owen College celebrates 160 years

By , Daily Memphian Published: March 11, 2022 6:21 PM CT
<strong>LeMoyne-Owen College President Vernell Bennett-Fairs presented a poem during the school's 160th anniversary celebration on Friday, March 11.</strong> (Daja E. Henry/Daily Memphian)

LeMoyne-Owen College President Vernell Bennett-Fairs presented a poem during the school's 160th anniversary celebration on Friday, March 11. (Daja E. Henry/Daily Memphian)

“The history of this institution is pivotal to the Black history of Memphis,” Michaela Thomas, a graduating senior who serves as the current Miss LeMoyne-Owen College, said of Memphis’ only HBCU.

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Daja E. Henry is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Howard University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and currently is a general assignment reporter. 


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