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The People’s Professor | George L. Davis. Sr., Knoxville College ’40
Elizabeth City State University / Knoxville College / North Carolina Central University / Tennessee State University

The People’s Professor | George L. Davis. Sr., Knoxville College ’40

In 1974, almost two decades before Harvard University made a similar offer to Dr. Henry Louis Gates, the University of Notre Dame approached Tennessee State University professor Dr. George L. Davis, Sr., and formally asked him to establish its Department of Afro-American Studies. Davis, whom segregation had once forced to walk pass the proximate University of … Continue reading

Lessons In Leadership | HBCUs + Black Fraternities and Sororities
Alabama State University / Barber-Scotia College / Bennett College / Bethune-Cookman College / Black Fraternities / Black Sororities / Campus Life & Style / Clark Atlanta University / Defunct Black Colleges / Dillard University / Fisk University / Florida A & M University / History & Culture / Howard University / Langston University / Morehouse College / North Carolina A & T State University / NPHC / Paul Quinn College / Philander Smith College / Spelman College / Tennessee State University / Tuskegee University / Xavier University of Louisiana

Lessons In Leadership | HBCUs + Black Fraternities and Sororities

Originally published in HBCU Digest magazine, June 2014. It is virtually impossible to think about the culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) without thinking about the place of Black Greek Lettered Organizations (BGLOs) on many, it not most, of their campuses. Dubbed the “Divine Nine,” after the nine-member National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC), … Continue reading

Everyone Has A Story, Live A Life That Truly Matters | Telling the #HBCUstory
Bennett College / Fisk University / HBCUstory Symposium / Paul Quinn College / Spelman College

Everyone Has A Story, Live A Life That Truly Matters | Telling the #HBCUstory

It’s been more than two years since I founded HBCUstory, Inc., an advocacy initiative to preserve, present and promote, inspiring stories of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. And what a ride it has been! Everyone has a story. Here is mine. In the fall of 1999, I entered Fisk University as 17 year-old, first-generation, college freshman. … Continue reading