Video: Veteran Educator Speaks at UNCF Banquet

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COLUMBUS, Miss. – (WCBI) The Golden Triangle Committee for the United Negro College Fund hosted its annual banquet Friday evening.

Johnnie B. Watson, former president of LeMoyne Owen College in Memphis was the keynote speaker. He retired from the college over the summer and is now a professor at Rhodes College.

Watson says offering scholarships and educational opportunities pave the way to a successful future.

“It’s important primarily because it provides another option for students. We are not trying to maintain segregation or anything like that, but it provides students with another options for education,” says Watson.

The committee has worked for more than 30 years to raise scholarship funds for students to attend historically African-American colleges, such as Rust College and Tougaloo College.

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