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Let America Be America Again
Black Fraternities / History & Culture / Lincoln University of PA / Prose and Poetry

Let America Be America Again

Originally published in Esquire and in the International Worker Order pamphlet A New Song (1938) Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed– … Continue reading

We Speak Their Names | HBCU Alumni Killed in Charleston Massacre
Allen University / Clark Atlanta University / Livingstone College / South Carolina State University

We Speak Their Names | HBCU Alumni Killed in Charleston Massacre

On the night of Wednesday, June 17, 2015, a now-confessed white gunman, Dylann Roof, sat in the bible study of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina for almost an hour before opening fire on attendees, killing nine people. CNN reported that Roof’s father recently bought the younger Roff a .45-caliber gun … Continue reading

On Heroes | Martin Luther King, Jr., Morehouse College ’48
History & Culture / Morehouse College / Motivational Mondays

On Heroes | Martin Luther King, Jr., Morehouse College ’48

One day the history of this great period of social change will be written in all of its completeness. On that bright day our nation will recognize its real heroes. They will be thousands of dedicated men and women with a noble sense of purpose that enables them to face fury and hostile mobs with … Continue reading

HBCUs Ain’t Handing Out Black Cards | Howard’s Rachel Dolezal + Faux-Blackness
Clark Atlanta University / Fisk University / Howard University

HBCUs Ain’t Handing Out Black Cards | Howard’s Rachel Dolezal + Faux-Blackness

If you’ve been using Rachel Dolezal‘s matriculation at Howard University, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as a measure of her trans-blackness: stop. Just stop. Attending an HBCU doesn’t make a person black, any more than eating apple pie makes one American. Must it really be explained … Continue reading

Ceiling Breaker, President Emerita Dolores Spikes was Southern | Brandon K. Dumas, Southern ’08
Jackson State University / Southern University

Ceiling Breaker, President Emerita Dolores Spikes was Southern | Brandon K. Dumas, Southern ’08

If leadership is a craft, Dr. Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes’s extensive career in urban higher education has shown her to be one of the most skilled and forward-thinking artisans in our nation’s history. Her commitment to stretching the seemingly inflexible bounds of access to our nation’s colleges and universities in a manner which encompasses populations … Continue reading

ANSWER THE CALL | HBCUstory Symposium 2015 Call for Papers
Fisk University / Symposium

ANSWER THE CALL | HBCUstory Symposium 2015 Call for Papers

HBCUstory Symposium 2015 | Call for Papers Theme | Reconstruction in a New Age of Resistance: Respecting our Roots. Restoring our Rites. Presented by | HBCUstory, Inc. + Fisk University HBCUstory Inc., in partnership with the Fisk University, proudly presents the third annual HBCUstory SYMPOSIUM Oct. 9-10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. Held in Nashville, Tennessee, … Continue reading