Dialogue and Listening Session, based on Enterprise’s Segregation Era

Ms. Vernetta Deramus
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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) – Enterprise State Community College celebrates Black History Month with a signature event which features a dialogue and listening session with Ms. Vernetta Deramus, a veteran educator whose service in the community spans before, during and after the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama.

"Segregation: A Firsthand Account of Enterprise, Alabama," begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2018, inside ESCC's Multipurpose Room in the Student Center. The event is hosted by the college's Diversity and Lyceum committees.

Ms. Deramus brings years of knowledge on the climate in Enterprise during and after segregation. She has been recognized with the area's Ray of Hope award for volunteering her time, efforts and other resources to improve the community.

Dr. Ken Thomas, Fine Arts Division Chair, stated the event offers an opportunity to discuss civilly the things that both unite and divide us "in order to form a more perfect union."

The college celebrates Black History Month with a variety of events, including multiple student activities that center on historical movies and movements regarding civil rights. Black History Month is observed nationally each February.

For more information on ESCC events this month, contact Stephen Schmidt.

Enterprise State Community College is a comprehensive community college which serves more than 1,700 students annually between its Enterprise campus and the Alabama Aviation Colleges in Albertville, Andalusia, and Ozark. Each campus and site currently fulfill the Alabama Community College System's mission for education and training which leads to high-wage, high-demand jobs in integral careers worldwide. Students can obtain Associate degrees and certificates through multiple programs at the college.