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

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

“Not to Seem, But to Be” | A History of Mary Holmes Seminary
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“Not to Seem, But to Be” | A History of Mary Holmes Seminary

When Mary Holmes Seminary opened in 1892, its founders had one key purpose in mind: Christian education of black women. First in Jackson, Mississippi, then in West Point, Mississippi, the school carried out that mission with excellent results for 40 years, supplying Christian homemakers and teachers throughout the country. Then, as is the case with … Continue reading