Katrina, Reclaiming a Part of Me | Joshua L. Lazard, [Dillard +] Fisk ’06
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Katrina, Reclaiming a Part of Me | Joshua L. Lazard, [Dillard +] Fisk ’06

by Joshua L. Lazard I got home the day before Labor Day 2005 and called around to schools across the nation. And I realized I wanted to go back to an HBCU, I seriously didn’t even call any white schools. The world was our oyster–seriously, Harvard and Yale had opened their doors to the college … 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

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Nicole Tison ’14, Michelle Obama “Stay Hungry” + Dillard University
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HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Nicole Tison ’14, Michelle Obama “Stay Hungry” + Dillard University

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight First Lady Michelle Obama and senior class president Nicole Tison, who introduced Obama, snapped a selfie before Dillard University’s 2014 Commencement Address. While Tison’s selfie went viral on twitter, First Lady Michelle Obama called on Dillard graduates to “stay hungry.” So most folks back then saw education as the key to real and lasting freedom. … Continue reading

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

A Eulogy: The HBCU Teaching Tradition
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A Eulogy: The HBCU Teaching Tradition

Today is the third anniversary of my foray into blogging. I’m celebrating with an HBCUstory because it’s not just what I do, it’s who I am! A week ago, on this day, hundreds of Fisk Family members gathered in the Fisk Memorial Chapel in Nashville, Tennessee to bid farewell to one of their most faithful … Continue reading

Jacqueline E. Lawton’s “The Hampton Years” Features HBCU Artists
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Jacqueline E. Lawton’s “The Hampton Years” Features HBCU Artists

†From May 29 through June 30, Theater J will be presenting Jacqueline E. Lawton’s “The Hampton Years” at Washington DC Jewish Community Center’s Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater in Washington, D.C. “The Hampton Years” chronicles the relationship of Austrian Jewish Viktor Lowenfeld, a professor at Virginia’s Hampton Institute and two of his now most-famous students, John … Continue reading

Celebrating Women’s History Month with the “Sister Presidents” #HBCUWomen
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Celebrating Women’s History Month with the “Sister Presidents” #HBCUWomen

Just over thirty years ago in 1981, a Congressional Resolution proclaimed Women’s History Week, and six years later, the celebration was expanded to the entire month of March. Designed as a means of promoting equality among the sexes in the classroom, National Women’s History Month programs around the nation, have centered on an annual theme … Continue reading

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Art as Activism: The HBCUstory of Howard Alumna Elizabeth Catlett Mora

Victoria L Bryant Hamilton is a fourth generation Fisk graduate, a former Miss Fisk University and a proud member of the class of 2007. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, she is an aspiring art history curator currently earning an M.A. in Art & Museum Studies at Georgetown University. Follow her on twitter at @FiskForever. “Paint is the … Continue reading