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Groups host history seminar at MCC

By By Georgia E. Frye / staff writer
August 25, 2004
The Patrick Boggan Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and Veterans for Accurate History plan to host a seminar titled "American History and Our Heritage" at Meridian Community College beginning Sept. 14.
Lectures will be in MCC's Dulaney Room in Webb Center on the second Tuesday of the month through April. Lectures will not be held in December or March.
Classes will assemble at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and lectures will begin at 10 a.m. The registration fee for the seminar is $10.
Tom Lawrence, secretary of the SAR and who organized the series, said the lectures are an attempt to help schools build a better history program. He said he hopes local schools bring students to hear the guest speakers.
John Simmons of Veterans for Accurate History said it's important for people to know American history so they can understand their heritage.
Guest speakers for the lecture series include Judge Thomas E. Lawrence of Houston, Texas; Justice William L. Waller Jr. of the Mississippi Supreme Court; and retired Air Force Col. Thomas E. Collins, a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War who was a prisoner of war for more than seven years.
Also set to speak are Kenneth H. Carleton, archaeologist for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; David A. Sicko, assistant professor at Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus; and Westley F. Busbee, history professor at Belhaven College.

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