Tunica County honored one of its own last Sunday, when Dr. Galen Henderson of Boston was added to the Tunica Museum’s permanent “Sons and Daughters” exhibit.
Dr. Henderson, a 1985 graduate of Rosa Fort High School, went on to graduate from Brown University Medical School and currently practices at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he is chief of the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and the Division of Critical Care and Emergency Neurology.
Dr. Henderson is also on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and an internationally known medical educator and researcher.
Dr. Henderson was welcomed home by his cousin, county supervisor Cedric Burnett; mentor and friend Wilfred Turner; his aunt, State Rep. Clara Burnett; and Sheriff K.C. Hamp.
Cotton, Mitchell win posts
New District 2 school board member Tomaka Henderson Cotton will take office in January 2011, after unseating incumbent Lawyer Porter Jr. in the November 2, general election.
Cotton joins three members who were not up for re-election this year, Barbara Conway, Larry Braziel, and Rev David Anderson, and Marilyn McKay-Young, who ran unopposed in District 1.
Races must unite for success of Delta
Butch Scipper says racial reconciliation is one of his top priorities.
As chancery clerk for almost 20 years, Scipper has worked to mend the damage from segregation by helping blacks and whites reach a common goal of improving the Delta. But for it to be successful, he says, they have to continue to do it together.
“We have great race relations here in Quitman County and have for years,” Scipper said. “I think it’s because people as a whole here have always, to some degree, accepted that everybody lives here together.”
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