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If you could speak with any African American historical figure (Dead or Alive) who would it be? Why?

Ken Bradley



Agriculture Economics

Marietta, Georgia

I would want to speak to Malcolm X because I admire his dedication to serving the Black community. He understood the power that focused violence can have on certain societies and the necessity of maintaining a balance between non-violence and action in protest.

Calah Drake



Computer Engineering

Vicksburg, Mississippi

I’d like to meet Kanye West just because it’s Kanye. I want to know what’s going on in that interesting mind of his.

Abria Scott




Clarksdale, Mississippi

I would love to speak to Harriet Tubman. I really want to know what gave her the courage to break free and convince others to follow her lead.

Omarionanna Backstrom



Biology Pre-Physical Therapy

Meridian, Mississippi

I’d like to speak to Rosa Parks because I want to know what was going through her head and how she had so much courage to defy the establishment.

Charlicia Meeks




Chicago, Illinois

I’d rather live in the present than the future or the past. One of the reasons I choose to not answer this question is because I enjoy learning about people through observation because I find out that some people are only portrayed in specific ways. I’m not saying that people such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, etc., didn’t have an impact on society it’s more so that I didn’t know them personally to truly understand why they did certain things the way that they did them.

Brandon Buie
Brandon Buie
Brandon Buie is a Freshman Mass Communications major from Natchez, Mississippi. He will be a contributor for The Camps Chronicle for the 2023-2024 academic year.


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