STM Visitor Celebrates Black History
Published: February 28, 2008
St. Thomas More kindergartener Grace DeChant slaps the palm of Terance Mathis as the primary students at the Decatur school exit the gymnasium following a Black History Month talk by Mathis Feb. 20. As the owner of Victory Motorsports, he is the first African-American to acquire majority ownership in a NASCAR race team. (Photos by Michael Alexander)
Terance Mathis shows off his 1998 National Football Conference (NFC) championship ring from his playing days as a wide receiver with the Atlanta Falcons. Prior to his 13-year NFL career, Mathis attended Redan High School, Stone Mountain, and the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, where he was the university’s first consensus All-American.