A Tangled Web | HBCU Newspaper Censorship
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A Tangled Web | HBCU Newspaper Censorship

Instances of self-censorship at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are not uncommon. Even one of my favorite historically black college student newspapers – The Clark Atlanta University Panther, of which I was once editor, has been tangled in self-censorship’s unfortunate web. The case I came across is not a new one. In 1997 at Clark Atlanta University, numerous … 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

I Was There: Spelman’s Kimberly Russaw’s #MyHBCUMyStory
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I Was There: Spelman’s Kimberly Russaw’s #MyHBCUMyStory

As a ‘Skegee baby, both of my parents are proud graduates of Tuskegee Institute (now, Tuskegee University), my HBCU story began very early.  I remember the Tuskegee Club meetings in our living room, travelling out of state to Tuskegee Alumni conferences, and playing in the grass at the club’s annual Back To School celebration. My sisters … Continue reading

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Since 1865: Putting the “AU” in Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta University (AU) was founded on this day in 1865 by the American Missionary Association with assistance from the Freedman’s Bureau. Guided by its motto, “I’ll Find a Way or Make One,” the school began granting bachelor’s degrees and produced tens of the South’s earliest black teachers and librarians in the decade that followed. The … Continue reading