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Black History Month Event Helps TJC Students

A Black History event at TJC brought students and minority owned businesses together Wednesday afternoon.   The Multi-Ethnic Student Association held an activity fair for students to talk to successful black business owners and leaders. Businesses like United heritage, New Life Bookstore and the Tyler Metro Chamber of Commerce were there. Organizers say the event is meant to encourage students.    

"These businesses that are here today, most of them they came to school here, they are alumni's of TJC, and we are so excited they decided to come Wednesday," said Deborah Green, Student President for MESA.  "When the students meet them they can talk to them and they are like you were here, you were at TJC, so they have something to strive for."   Several Black History events are taking place at TJC.   Next Tuesday, February 13 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., there will be a Multi-Ethic Forum to discuss minority issues in Tyler. Then next Friday, February 16th at 8:00 p.m. a large talent show will be held in the Wagstaff Gym.  Admission is $1.00 for TJC students and $3.00 general admission.

Molly Reuter, reporting.


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