Voorhees will be hosting a Black History Month special event

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Voorhees will be hosting a Black History Month special event

February 10, 2016

Denmark, S.C. –A special Black History Month event featuring the “Civic History Maker,” Rev. Connie Jackson will be held on Thursday, Feb.18 at 11 a.m. in Massachusetts Hall on campus.

Rev. Jackson is a trailblazer among women in the political arena, where she worked in governmental positions for 20 years. She is recognized as the first African-American woman to be elected in a city council position in the 153-year history of Galveston County in Texas.

She has served in numerous other positions such as executive director of a community development corporation, global development consultant in South Africa, district chief of staff for the dean of the Texas Senate and a primary elections administrator for the Texas Democratic Party.

Rev. Jackson earned a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta.

Rev. Jackson has been published in the Journal of the Interdenominational Theological Center and other religious publications. She was also published in Essence magazine online.

She currently serves as the assistant pastor at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Houston and as the president of On the Edge Ministries, Inc., which develops biblical studies curricula, leadership development and ministry training courses for religious organizations.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Megan Freeman, director of communications, at 803-780-1191 or at mfreeman@voorhees.edu.