(WMC-TV) - A local college is preparing to educate the Memphis community with an American history lesson. LeMoyne-Owen College will celebrate the 19th annual Middle Passage Commemoration. This event was established by history professor Dr. Randolph Meade Walker.
Walker wanted to give students and the general public an opportunity to take into account the positive contributions of African American laborers throughout American history. This commemorative event will feature a proper examination of the impact African Americans have had on the United States economy.