|Distinguished Men Of Color Award Recipients.|
Photo by Leah Gibson.
Many people in Mississippi spend their Thanksgiving relaxing and waiting to watch the infamous Egg Bowl rivalry football game between Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi, but for Noxubee County natives the Thanksgiving break weekend is wrapped up with a celebration of Distinguished Men of Color.
On Saturday, November 28, 2015 the non-profit organization of Distinguished Men of Color honored twenty-five men of color who graduated from the Noxubee County School District. The mission of the organization is to empower young males of Noxubee County in order for them to become productive citizens and positive role models. Honorees in attendance ranged from scientists and IT specialists to entrepreneurs and directors.
This was the second year for the annual gala, which serves as the organization's only fundraiser to provide scholarships given to young men from the county. Men of Color President Mable Jamison and many other community leaders all agree that this organization highlights the good of “The County” and proves the potential that they know their students have.
For more photos from the night, click here.
Be sure to watch footage and interviews from the night, HERE!