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Being that this is Black History Month, if you could meet any black historical figure, who would it be? Why? (February 28, 2022)

Mark Chatman


Sports Management


Collins, Mississippi

I would like to meet Muhammad Ali because I’m a huge sports fan and the things that he accomplished made him a legend in my eyes.

William Davis


Sports Management


Colombus, Mississippi

It would be two people actually. The first person would be Malcom X and the second person would be Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I would ask them their opinions on how they would help the African American community thrive today.


Zaelon Washington


Agriculture Economics

Grad Student

Tunica, Mississippi

Malcolm X because of what he stood for as a man. He stood up for our rights and believed in an eye for an eye.

Glenn Smith 


Sport Management 


Chicago, Illinois

It would be Barack Obama because he was the first black president. I would love to pick his brain to see how he dealt with the pressure of being the leader of the Free World.

Rasul Muhammad


Sports Administration


Memphis, Tennessee

I would enjoy meeting Malcom X and Marcus Garvey. There’s not too much that we’re taught about when it comes to their ideas and philosophies towards how the black community should cooperate and maneuver so for me to learn this will help me understand them more.

Tia Larkin
Tia Larkin
Tia Larkin is a Senior Mass Communications major from Meridian, Mississippi. She will be a contributor for The Campus Chronicle for the Fall 2021 Spring 2022 school semester.


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