Lamar P. Higgins has made his mark on Troy University’s history, starting as the University’s first African-American SGA President and later as a member of the Board of Trustees.
Now, viewers can learn more about Higgins’ life and experiences in a new documentary produced by TROY TrojanVision and the Office of Marketing and Communications: “In His Own Words: Lamar P. Higgins.”
The documentary will air on TrojanVision cable channel on Monday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. CST, and will debut on the Troy University Facebook Page at 7 p.m. the same day.
In the documentary, Higgins recounts his life story from his childhood in Marbury, Alabama, to his formative experiences as a student at TROY, his work in government alongside figures like Fob James and Howell Heflin, and his service as a Trustee at TROY.
In this clip, Higgins reflects on the historic homecoming of 1979, which saw the University’s first African-American quarterback, drum major, SGA president and homecoming queen all in a single banner year of change:
“Troy University has been a part of my life for almost half my life … and during that time I’ve tried to remind the University to be inclusive,” Higgins said. “The students get it, and I think what you continue to see is students from across the country—and now across the world with our international students—different cultures coming together and realizing that we can do a lot more together than we can divided.”