Severn School Hosts Black History Month Guest Speaker
In observance of Black History Month and in recognition of the central role of African Americans in U.S. history, retired Cmdr. Jim Jackson, U.S. Navy, is addressing Severn School middle school students on Monday, according to a press release.
Jackson will share the compelling story of African Americans in the Armed Services.
"I am so pleased that Commander Jackson is sharing his experiences and emphasizing the need for perseverance and teamwork of all ethnic groups in our society today," said Phyllis Beardmore, middle school assembly and speaker coordinator, in the release.
Jackson, a former Navy aviator and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, identifies with these heroes who helped pave the way for himself and other men and women of color. He lives in Annapolis and serves on the staff of Anne Arundel Community College as the Coordinator for Multi-Ethnic Recruitment in the Admissions Office, according to the release.