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Lackey Scholars with Martin Luther King III

Dr. Hilliard Lackey Paves Path to College for High Schoolers in Marks, Miss.

Dr. Hilliard Lackey, a long-time professor at JSU, has paved a path for students from his own hometown to attend the historically Black college in west Jackson. In the years since, the Lackey Scholarship has gone to students ranked as low as eighth in the class, as well as to the highest-ranked student (other than the valedictorian and salutatorian) who has chosen to attend JSU.

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