Don’t Take the Bait | HBCU Advocate + Allies Guide to Dealing with Haters
Fisk University / History & Culture / Oakwood University / Tennessee State University

Don’t Take the Bait | HBCU Advocate + Allies Guide to Dealing with Haters

by Sydney Freeman Jr., Ph.D. and Crystal A. deGregory, Ph.D. Negative commentary about the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) is commonplace. As advocates and allies, we have suffered under the crushing weight of questions born of racial inequality and steeped in ignorance of the important historical mission and contemporary vision of HBCUs. Despite … Continue reading

WATCH | HBCU Stories Live Forever
Fisk University / North Carolina A & T State University / Spelman College / Symposium / Tennessee State University / West Virginia State University / White House Initiative on HBCUs

WATCH | HBCU Stories Live Forever

Each year, it is our great privilege to posthumously honor outstanding members of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) community who have left an indelible mark on the HBCU family. Their incredible legacies, are a lamp unto our paths as we seek to advance the mission and curate our visions for HBCUs in the … Continue reading

An Open Letter to the Class of 2019
Black Sororities / Campus Life & Style / Delta Sigma Theta Sorority / Health & Wellness / Meharry Medical College / Tennessee State University

An Open Letter to the Class of 2019

Dear Class of 2019, May I be the first of many to extend a warm welcome to you! Congrats on your accomplishments to date, you’ve crossed the first of many milestones. I know you’re scared, worried, anxious, and excited, but as one who’s stood in your shoes I’m here to tell you this journey will … Continue reading

The People’s Professor | George L. Davis. Sr., Knoxville College ’40
Elizabeth City State University / Knoxville College / North Carolina Central University / Tennessee State University

The People’s Professor | George L. Davis. Sr., Knoxville College ’40

In 1974, almost two decades before Harvard University made a similar offer to Dr. Henry Louis Gates, the University of Notre Dame approached Tennessee State University professor Dr. George L. Davis, Sr., and formally asked him to establish its Department of Afro-American Studies. Davis, whom segregation had once forced to walk pass the proximate University of … Continue reading