University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, (January 8, 2010) –After 20 years of promoting the Southern Heritage Classic, Fred Jones Jr. will be the twentieth recipient of the Authur S. Holmon Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented by the University of Memphis Black Student Association on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the MichaelD.RoseTheatre.
The Award Ceremony begins the University of Memphis’s month long celebration of Black History Month. During the ceremony, the 2010 Black History Month poster will be unveiled, along with the month’s official calendar of events. The program will be immediately followed by the Annual Black History Month Opening Reception featuring music from Trio Plus in the Rose Theatre Lobby. Both are free and open to the public.