b'At the official opening of the museum on Jan. 28, Josh Harvey-Clemons, a 25-year-old Valdosta native and football linebacker for the Washington Redskins delivered the keynote African American history, andpresentation, discussing the importance of education and family, and how hard work, perseverance, and faith have the the preservation thereof, is nearpower to overcome obstacles and make dreams come true. and dear to my heart. My wife and I decided that VSU was the best place to house the collection. Its local, and I think we need a place where local folks haveVisitaccess to this material. The Exhibit- ROY COPELANDThaxton HallVSU Rea & Lillian Steele North Campus10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday - FridayT H E BANK LET US HELPF O R Free Up YourY O UTime.When you make use of our convenient services -VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITYsuch as Online Banking & Bill Pay - it frees youup to spend more time with the ones you love!Hahira | Morven | North Valdosta | BaytreeMember FDIC |Equal Housing Lenderwww.citizenscommunitybank.netGift of History: Roy Copeland, left, is joined by Valdosta State University President Richard Carvajal, and Josh Harvey-Clemons, football linebacker for the Washington Redskins, at the opening ceremony of the Copeland African American Museum60 SG MAGAZINE | WINTER 2020 BUSINESS + CULTURE 61'