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BY ANNIE FULLWOOD
“All black lives matter because excellence manifests itself
within individuals whether or not we agree on it,” said
student speaker junior Teresa Bedzigui at the Journeys in
Blackness event. “Our journey is far from over. *
“Many of us are tired of fighting for our lives, but it is
this journey, this process of always becoming, that makes us
excellent. We are excellent.”
On March 28, Guilford College faculty, retired professors,
students and alumni attended the Journeys into Blackness
Banquet to celebrate black excellence.
“This is the third annual banquet,” said Director for
Multicultural Education and banquet planner Jada Drew.
“The Journeys in Blackness theme has been going on for
a few decades here to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
and Black History Month. Now we have the Journeys into
Blackness banquet to celebrate not only black excellence,
and student and faculty achievement, but also honoring the
The event included many speakers, including alumna
Minette Coleman ’73, President of Guilford College Jane
Fernandes, and Bedzigui as well as a special performance by
the Suah African Dance Theatre Company, a dance group
located in Greensboro.
In previous years the banquet has honored valued
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