2014 HBCUstory Symposium Welcomes Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Dr. Ivory A. Toldson as Keynote Speakers
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2014 HBCUstory Symposium Welcomes Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Dr. Ivory A. Toldson as Keynote Speakers

WASHINGTON D.C.—Monday, Sept. 8, 2014—The organizers of the 2014 HBCUstory Symposium, scheduled Oct. 24 & 25, are excited to announce that Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), and Dr. Ivory A. Toldson, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities will serve … Continue reading

The HBCUSTORY in Black Music Month | Divas and Prima Donnas
Central State University / History & Culture / Howard University / Spelman College / Wilberforce University

The HBCUSTORY in Black Music Month | Divas and Prima Donnas

At the mention of the word, ‘opera’, the carton image of a big-busted overweight white woman with two braided pigtails donning a cap with horns, holding a shield and spear singing at the top of her lungs comes to mind. While this childhood image will prevail, it discounts black musical excellence. This excellence extends beyond … Continue reading

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10 Things Every Child Should Know About HBCUs

1) HBCU is an acronym for (H) istorically (B) lack (C) ollege and (U) niversity. Famous people who graduated from HBCUs are Booker T. Washington (Hampton University), Dr. Martin Luther King (Morehouse College), Keisha Knight Pulliam (Spelman College), Common (Florida A&M University), Anika Noni Rose (Florida A&M University), Mathew Knowles (Fisk University), Spike Lee (Morehouse … Continue reading

In My Blood: Spelman’s Tracey Hughes #MyHBCUMyStory
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In My Blood: Spelman’s Tracey Hughes #MyHBCUMyStory

I cannot deny it.  The HBCU spirit is in my blood.  I grew up loving Historically Black Colleges and Universities before I fully understood their significance. As a child, I lived down the street from Fisk University. After ten years of Catholic school, I only wanted to go to an HBCU. When I told my … 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