First Friday Forum Takes a Look Back at Black History  in Jackson & Madison County

JACKSON, Tenn. – The Bicentennial Edition of First Friday Forum will continue downtown at First Methodist Church on Friday, February 4.

The bicentennial programming and event theme for February is Black History. The President of Lane College, Dr. Logan Hampton will speak on the past, present and future of Black History in Jackson and Madison County.

First Friday will be held at First Methodist Church located at 200 South Church Street in downtown Jackson on Friday, February 4. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., lunch will be served starting at 11:45 a.m., and programming will start at approximately 12:15 p.m.

As this is a catered event, advance tickets are required for attendance. The cut-off for purchase is 6 p.m. the Tuesday prior to the event. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Tickets are $12 per person and can be purchased using a debit or credit card at

Tickets can also be purchased by cash or check at the First Methodist business office during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday or 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Fridays).

First Friday is sponsored by Lane College.

The Bicentennial edition of First Friday is held on the first Friday of every month through August 2022. The Mayor of Madison County, Jimmy Harris and the Mayor of Jackson, Scott Conger will be speaking about politics and the government on March 4. A reservation link will be released on soon.

About Dr. Logan Hampton

Logan Hampton was named 10th President of Lane College by the Lane College Board of Trustees on June 12, 2014.
Dr. Hampton earned a doctorate in higher education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a master’s degree in student personnel services from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Arkansas Tech University.
Prior to coming to Lane College, Dr. Hampton served in numerous student services capacities at UALR including Vice Provost for Student Affairs. Before UALR, Hampton held positions at Texas A & M University, Texas Christian University, and the University of Central Arkansas.
In addition to working as a higher education administrator, Dr. Hampton is an ordained elder in full connection of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME). He served twenty-four years as a pastor in the Arkansas Region of the First Episcopal District of the CME Church.
He and his wife, Susan, are the parents of three adult children: Elise, Crystal, and Logan III.