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

If our people are to fight their way up out of bondage we must arm them with the sword and the shield and the buckler of pride. Mary McLeod Bethune, (1875-1955), Barber-Scotia Class of 1894, College President, Women’s and Civil Rights Activist Continue reading

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

I considered cash money as the smallest part of my resources. I had faith in a living God, faith in myself and a desire to serve. Mary McLeod Bethune, (1875-1955), Barber-Scotia Class of 1894, College President, Women’s and Civil Rights Activist Continue reading

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

If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebearers, who stood firmly like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what they did for theirs. Mary McLeod Bethune, (1875-1955), Barber-Scotia Class of 1894, College President, Women’s and Civil Rights Activist   Continue reading

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

Lessons In Leadership | HBCUs + Black Fraternities and Sororities
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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, if not most, of their campuses. Dubbed the “Divine Nine,” after the nine-member National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC), … Continue reading

The HBCUSTORY in Black Music Month | Halftime Matters Most
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The HBCUSTORY in Black Music Month | Halftime Matters Most

The resounding blare of the brass and the beat of the drum signal an adrenaline rush and a rapid beating heart. Halftime is game time. There is nothing in the world like an HBCU marching band. All movement in the stadium stops and eyes and ears are focused on the field. Whether it be the … Continue reading

On Protest
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On Protest

If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves and allow those responsible to salve their conscience by believing that they have our acceptance and concurrence. We should, therefore, protest openly everything . . . that smacks of discrimination or slander. Mary McLeod Bethune, (1875-1955), Barber-Scotia Class of 1894, … 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