Hampton University / Sports Matters

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight: Francena McCorory, Hampton ’10

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight Gold Medalist Francena McCorory, a 2010 graduate of Hampton University, posts her billboard on Instagram Francena McCorory, a 2010 graduate of Hampton University, won a gold medal in the Women’s 4 x 400m Relay at the 2012 London Olympics. A Virginia native, the city of Hampton is celebrating her with a billboard. I run all over the world, … 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

My Life Does The Singing: Hampton’s Halima Leak #MyHBCUMyStory
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My Life Does The Singing: Hampton’s Halima Leak #MyHBCUMyStory

Almost 20 years after graduating from Hampton University, there are days when I can still recall exactly what it felt like to be a student there.  My first visit to the cafeteria in the historic Virginia-Cleveland Hall; the soirees (not parties) where we could be found discussing the influence of Harlem Renaissance literature on hip … Continue reading

Hoodwinked: The Politics of Hampton and Black Hair
Hampton University / History & Culture

Hoodwinked: The Politics of Hampton and Black Hair

A 2003 graduate of Fisk University, Crystal A. deGregory, Ph.D. is the founder and executive editor of HBCUstory, an online advocacy center presenting inspiring stories of the HBCUs past and present, for our future. She teaches in Tennessee State University’s department of history, geography and political science department. Follow her on twitter at @HBCUstorian. For the … Continue reading