HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | “From the Rough”+Tennessee State’s Dr. Catana Starks
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HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | “From the Rough”+Tennessee State’s Dr. Catana Starks

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight From the Rough premiered in theaters nationwide on April 25th. Filmed on the Dillard University campus, and starring Academy Award nominees Taraji P. Henson, a 1995 Howard University alumna and Alcorn State University‘s Michael Clarke Duncan, From the Rough is the inspirational true story of Dr. Catana Starks from Tennessee State University, who became … Continue reading

“HBCU” | A Poem by Terry E. Carter, Fisk ’80
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“HBCU” | A Poem by Terry E. Carter, Fisk ’80

HBCU The Freedmen’s Bureau and other concerns, provided for that which a black man yearned. Degrees which only coloreds could earn… Classrooms where only Negros could learn… At times, in the places where crosses burned. Started in churches and normal schools— mindful of bigots, haters, and fools. Money raised in a thousand ways… from collection … Continue reading

Five HBCU-Related March on Washington Secrets
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Five HBCU-Related March on Washington Secrets

Fifty years ago on this day, thousands of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) staff, faculty, alumni and students (as well as future ones) were participants in the 1963 March on Washington. Think you know everything there is to know about their involvement? We’re betting you don’t. Here are the five best kept secrets of HBCU-related involvement … Continue reading

Ties That Bind: Tennessee State’s Rodney Elam #MyHBCUMyStory
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Ties That Bind: Tennessee State’s Rodney Elam #MyHBCUMyStory

I owe everything to historically black institutions. My grandparents, Andrew and Odessa Graves, graduated from Alcorn State University in 1934 and 1936, respectively. This set the stage for a number of family members to attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Members of my family have attended Spelman College, Morehouse College, Bethune-Cookman University, and my alma … Continue reading

An Audacious Legacy: Howard’s Michelle Janaye #MyHBCUMyStory
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An Audacious Legacy: Howard’s Michelle Janaye #MyHBCUMyStory

leg·a·cy [leg-uh-see] noun, plural leg·a·cies. 1. anything handed down from the past to the present, as from an ancestor to predecessor. When I consider the legacy left to me by history’s most prominent HBCU students, alumni and professors, I find that it is their commitment to revolution that inspires me the most. I marvel at … Continue reading

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Five Fabulous Quotes of HBCU Commencement Speakers 2012

As graduates of this proud university, as young people like those who always stoked the fires of progress, our country is counting on all of you to step forward and help us with the work that remains.  We need you.  – First Lady Michele Obama, North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University Swear your oath not … Continue reading