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Livingstone College to honor John Connor descendant, 10 others

Feb. 11. Michael D. Connor, a professor of theatre arts at Livingstone College in Salisbury, will be inducted into the United Negro College Fund/Livingstone College Leaders Hall of Fame during a virtual event Feb. 27.

Michael D. Connor

Connor, who is the grandson of the man for whom John Connor Road is named, has appeared in “General Hospital,” “The Color Purple,” “Homeland” and “Hunger Games.”

The playwright and director has worked on Broadway while studying playwriting at the Negro Ensemble Co., as well as working in Hollywood where he wrote a play about Bette Davis, for whom he served as a personal assistant.

The 69-year-old teaches Sunday school at Hunters Chapel United Methodist Church on John Connor Road.

When: The special event for Livingstone College starts at 4 pm Saturday, Feb. 27.

RSVP: By Monday, Feb. 22

Donation: $100.

More info: Deborah F. Johnson UNCF Director at 704-216-6118 or email: djohnso@livingstone.edu.

2021 Recipients 

Mr. Michael D. Connor
The Right Reverend Michael A. Frencher, Sr.
Mrs. Gloria Joyner Johnson ‘69
Mr. Augustus L. Jones, Sr., ’68 (Posthumously)
Mrs. Margaret Stephanie Jones ‘69
Dr. Mark R. Mitchell
Mr. Stephen Trent Monroe ‘18
Dr. Hope Rebecca Kinard-Wilson ‘98
Reverend David and Mrs. Mary Evans Rankin
Dr. Lillian Gatewood Rorie ‘72
Mrs. Drucilla Wiggins ‘61

Livingstone College is a private historically black college that is secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction, academic excellence, and student success. Through a Christian-based environment suitable for holistic learning, Livingstone provides excellent business, liberal arts, STEAM, teacher education, and workforce development programs for students from all ethnic backgrounds designed to promote lifelong learning and to develop student potential for leadership and service to a global community.