Paul D. Camp Community College Hosts Black History Month Event Featuring Documentary on Nansemond County’s First African-American Public High School

The Paul D. Camp Community College Office of Student Activities will host a special event in honor of Black History Month on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at 11 a.m. in room 106 at the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, 271 Kenyon Road.
 
Mae Burke, a 1959 graduate and alumni member of Nansemond County Training School, will deliver a first-hand account of the life of African-Americans in Nansemond County between 1924 and 1970. Following her presentation, she will show the 40-minute documentary, “Strength through Our Roots.”
 
“The film will depict the school’s history from 1924 when it was Nansemond County Training School through to its last graduation in 1970 as Southwestern High School,” said Student Activities Coordinator Eric Benton. “This is really going to be an interesting and educational presentation.”
 
For more information, contact Benton, ebenton@pdc.edu.