You Can and Will Do Better: Morgan State’s Jarrett Carter #MyHBCUMyStory
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You Can and Will Do Better: Morgan State’s Jarrett Carter #MyHBCUMyStory

There are so many people who contributed to my HBCUSTORY at Morgan State University. My professional career and cultural belief system were built in large part by the brilliance of professors and working journalists who challenged us not just to master literature, journalism and the English language, but empowered us to use that mastery in … Continue reading

Thank You For Being A Friend: Fisk’s Crystal deGregory #MyHBCUMyStory
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Thank You For Being A Friend: Fisk’s Crystal deGregory #MyHBCUMyStory

The year was 1999 and I was a newly-minted seventeen year old freshman at Fisk University. I needed to work on very first my term paper and I’d decided on Du Bois and Marcus Garvey as my subjects. After walking into the Fisk Franklin Library’s Special Collections, I asked the archivist: “Do you have any … Continue reading

Born On This Day: Talladega’s Juliette Derricotte #MyHBCUMyStory
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Born On This Day: Talladega’s Juliette Derricotte #MyHBCUMyStory

In the fall of 1931, Fisk University Dean of Women Juliette Derricotte and three Fisk students drove south from Nashville to Georgia in order to visit their families. Outside of Dalton, Georgia, their car collided with another head on. Derricotte’s car rolled over and all the inhabitants tossed out onto the ground. The other driver … Continue reading