"An Education that Makes a Difference"

Ellisville, Miss. - JCJC had its annual Black History Program Thursday.

The program is called "An Education that Makes a Difference."

Forrest County Justice Court Judge, Gay Polk-Payton was the speaker at the program.

Polk-Payton said "I'm very excited. I'm always ready to speak at any program, but especially for Black History Month, because it's so important for us to understand our history and know where we came from in an effort to understand where we're going and where we can go. I'm just going to talk to them and encourage them and let them know how important their education is. Not just the education they're getting on campus, but the education that they've been getting from the day they were born. My goal for today is to help the students to understand how to better use their education, so that they can use their education to benefit the world, so they can see the big picture and how they fit into the big picture, instead of internalizing everything and making everything about me."

Polk-Payton encourages everyone to participate in Black History events they see available.

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