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On Women | Mary McLeod Bethune, Barber-Scotia College 1894
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On Women | Mary McLeod Bethune, Barber-Scotia College 1894

Next to God we are indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth living. Mary McLeod Bethune, (1875-1955), Barber-Scotia Class of 1894, College President, Women’s and Civil Rights Activist   Continue reading

On Race | W.E.B. DuBois, Fisk University 1888
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On Race | W.E.B. DuBois, Fisk University 1888

Especially do I believe in the Negro Race; in the beauty of its genius, the sweetness of its soul and its strength in that meekness which shall yet inherit this turbulent earth. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, Fisk University Class of 1888, American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor Continue reading

Nine Divine HBCU Sorority Sisters You Should Know
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Nine Divine HBCU Sorority Sisters You Should Know

I confess. I’ve never watched a single episode of VH1’s Sorority Sisters. As a historian, as well as a social and cultural observer, I think it’s important that folk at least know what it is they are criticizing. But in this particular instance, there was no plot twist. The show was merely more of the same. … Continue reading

On What Faith Teaches | Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Tougaloo ’64
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On What Faith Teaches | Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Tougaloo ’64

The worst thing they [segregationists] could have done was kill us. Once you accept that—and faith teaches us that there are better things to come after death—then there is nothing to worry about. – Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Freedom Rider, Civil Rights Activist, Tougaloo ’64 Continue reading

Remembering Mattie Faye Spears (1943-2014) | Ruth Ray Jackson, Southern University and A & M College
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Remembering Mattie Faye Spears (1943-2014) | Ruth Ray Jackson, Southern University and A & M College

Grambling State University alumna Dr. Mattie Faye Spears was one of my greatest teachers. She was the instructor for my Intro to Education class at Southern University. She was the principal of Southern Lab when I did my student teaching. In my second year of teaching, she became principal of the school I worked. She allowed me … Continue reading