On What Faith Teaches | Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Tougaloo ’64
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On What Faith Teaches | Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Tougaloo ’64

The worst thing they [segregationists] could have done was kill us. Once you accept that—and faith teaches us that there are better things to come after death—then there is nothing to worry about. – Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Freedom Rider, Civil Rights Activist, Tougaloo ’64 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

On Protest
Bethune-Cookman College / History & Culture / Motivational Mondays

On Protest

If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves and allow those responsible to salve their conscience by believing that they have our acceptance and concurrence. We should, therefore, protest openly everything . . . that smacks of discrimination or slander. Mary McLeod Bethune, (1875-1955), Barber-Scotia Class of 1894, … Continue reading

Black Sorority Challenges and Successes: Dr. Crystal deGregory, Fisk ’03 #BlackGreekSuccess
Black Sororities / Campus Life & Style / NPHC

Black Sorority Challenges and Successes: Dr. Crystal deGregory, Fisk ’03 #BlackGreekSuccess

HBCUstory founder and executive editor Dr. Crystal deGregory (@HBCUstorian) joined Black Greek Success Chat on February 11 to discuss her blog, “Five Challenges Black Sororities Must Address in 2014” written for HBCU Lifestyle. The chat took place 5:30-6:30 p.m., central time, on  Twitter and Facebook. @EddieFrancis: In your @HBCU_Lifestyle piece you mention that black sororities must share their narratives.. @EddieFrancis: Q1. Give … Continue reading

How to Pledge Black Sororities and Fraternities
Black Fraternities / Black Sororities / Campus Life & Style / NPHC

How to Pledge Black Sororities and Fraternities

It’s pledging season. All across the nation, there are excited collegians preparing their applications for membership to a black sorority or fraternity. Many of them are students on Historically Black College and University (HBCU) campuses. Dubbed the “Divine Nine,” the National Pan-Hellenic Council member organizations—Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi … 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