Creation | James Weldon Johnson, Atlanta University 1894
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Creation | James Weldon Johnson, Atlanta University 1894

And God stepped out on space, And he looked around and said: I’m lonely– I’ll make me a world. And far as the eye of God could see Darkness covered everything, Blacker than a hundred midnights Down in a cypress swamp. Then God smiled, And the light broke, And the darkness rolled up on one … Continue reading

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Saluting Spelman: Women Who Serve Since 1881

On April 11, 1881, Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary was founded by Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles in the basement of Friendship Baptist Church. The school grew quickly, moving to its present site in 1883 and like many of its other black college contemporaries, boasted a “Model School” for the training of student-teachers.  The following year the school’s name … Continue reading