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Dr. Easley to deliver MHS Black History Month program

Mathews High School alumnus Dr. Sedgwick Easley (MHS Class of 1994) will deliver the MHS Black History Month program at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the school’s Harry M. Ward Auditorium.

Music will be provided by the Mathews High School Jazz Ensemble and a duet comprised of Thomas Hunter Middle School students Ashley Cummings and Caleb Burford. The public is invited to attend.

Easley grew up in Mathews as a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Susan, where he was licensed into the ministry in 1997 under the church’s interim pastor, the late Rev. Ira D. Conley.

Easley’s mother, Deborah McDonald Lewis, is a native of Mathews and he was reared by his grandmother, the late Masie Johnson. He is a graduate of Virginia Union University, where he earned his undergraduate degree, and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at VUU where he earned his Master of Divinity degree.

He interned under and was ordained by the Rev. Dr. Robert A. Diggs Sr. (Mathews native and 1970 MHS grad...

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