Sunday, September 19, 2021

Rashad Cartwright inspires students during Black History Month talk (TCC)

Tidewater Community College’s Black History Month celebration included inspiring words from guest speaker Rashad D.L. Cartwright, an innovative speaker who is reaching a generation with power, love and pure word.

Cartwright challenged students by asking, “What will people think of you when your name is mentioned?” And he encouraged them adding, “Being in your comfort zone will hinder you from getting to your place of purpose and destiny in life.”

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Educated in the Newport News public school system, Cartwight earned his bachelor’s in English from Hampton University and earned his Master’s of Divinity from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.

The event included a discussion on the origin of Black History Month, presented by Duntavis Beard with TCC’s Student African American Brotherhood organization.

Rashad Cartwright speaking at Tidewater Community College for Black History Month

Rashad Cartwright speaking at Tidewater Community College for Black History Month

Rashad Cartwright is an Entrepreneur, Pastor, and Community Leader. On September 23, 2016, Mayor Will Sessoms of Virginia Beach, VA, named September 23 'Rashad D.L. Cartwright Day'.