JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - As part of Black History Month celebrations, Black River Technical College and the Eddie Mae Herron Center hosted motivational speaker Toby Daugherty.
Daughtery spoke about his personal journey from prison inmate to college graduate and the power of education.
As a first generation college student, he empowers individuals to share an understanding of why committed transformation and determination are required to be able to reach full potential.
“I grew up a writer, a reader, an artist, and when I chose to deal with the streets, I missed out on a lot of that,” said Daughtery. “I gave that side of me up and I picked up a negative side. I realized after so long that that wasn’t me, I wanted to not only change my life but change the lives of others.”
Daughtery speaks all across the nation to audiences of all ages.
He answered questions from the audience after his speech.