On Race | W.E.B. DuBois, Fisk University 1888
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On Race | W.E.B. DuBois, Fisk University 1888

Especially do I believe in the Negro Race; in the beauty of its genius, the sweetness of its soul and its strength in that meekness which shall yet inherit this turbulent earth. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, Fisk University Class of 1888, American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor Continue reading

Five HBCU-Related March on Washington Secrets
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Five HBCU-Related March on Washington Secrets

Fifty years ago on this day, thousands of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) staff, faculty, alumni and students (as well as future ones) were participants in the 1963 March on Washington. Think you know everything there is to know about their involvement? We’re betting you don’t. Here are the five best kept secrets of HBCU-related involvement … Continue reading

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Since 1865: Putting the “AU” in Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta University (AU) was founded on this day in 1865 by the American Missionary Association with assistance from the Freedman’s Bureau. Guided by its motto, “I’ll Find a Way or Make One,” the school began granting bachelor’s degrees and produced tens of the South’s earliest black teachers and librarians in the decade that followed. The … Continue reading

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HBCU Stories: Margaret Murray Washington – The Fisk Alumna Behind the Tuskegee Machine

– The following Op-Ed appeared in the March 7, 2012 issue of HBCU Digest  – In the more than half century since the publication of W.E.B. Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk in 1903, Du Bois’ ideological and pedagogical views have been increasingly pitted against those of Booker T. Washington. In many ways, the … Continue reading