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 | Langston University + Cheryl Miller
Langston University / Sports Matters / Storyteller Spotlight

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Langston University + Cheryl Miller

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight Langston University Welcomes Cheryl Miller as Women’s Basketball Coach. Miller, a Hall of Fame player at Southern California and a sideline reporter for TNT, will take over a competitive program that is coming off an NAIA Championships appearance. Miller had successful tenures as coach at USC and in the WNBA for the … 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

HBCU Advocacy Spotlight: Dear Langston is a One-Man Band
History & Culture / Langston University

HBCU Advocacy Spotlight: Dear Langston is a One-Man Band

Dear Langston is a one-man band.  Named after Langston University‘s school song, the advocacy group was founded August 29, 2010. Its founder jokes, “They made us all sing it as freshmen and its always been stuck in my head. ‘Dear Langston, Dear Langston, Dear Langston, our sons and daughters pray’ or something like that.” He … Continue reading

History & Culture / Langston University

Dear Langston U. Let’s Celebrate You at 115

Established on March 12, 1897 as the Colored Agricultural and Normal University (CANU), Langston University was founded in the all-black town of Langston, Oklahoma. Led by its first President Inman Edward Page–who is known as “the grand old man of education”–the university grew in size and in student body. The school also notably boasted both industrial-agricultural … Continue reading