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Sat, 18.01.2020

Knight v. Alabama filed

*On this date in 1981, Knight v. Alabama was filed in federal court.  The suit, brought by John F. Knight and others associated with two Historically Black Colleges in Alabama (HBCU), held that Alabama’s higher education system utilized racially discriminatory practices in allocating funding and admissions practices. The State of Alabama’s practices were determined to be […]

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Thu, 16.01.2020

Talladega College founded

*On this date in 1865, Talladega College was founded.  They are a private Historically Black College (HBCU) in Talladega, Alabama. They are Alabama’s oldest private HBCU. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  The history of Talladega College began when three former slaves William Savery, Thomas Tarrant, and Ambrose Headen of Talladega, met in convention with a group […]

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Thu, 16.01.2020

Elizabeth Wright, HBCU Educator born

*On this date in 1872, Elizabeth Evelyn Wright. She was an African American educator and administrator.  Elizabeth Evelyn Wright was born in rural Talbotton, Georgia. Her father, John Wesley Wright, was an African American carpenter. Her mother, Virginia Rolfe, was a Native American Cherokee woman. Wright went to a school held in a church basement.  In 1888, she attended Tuskegee Institute as a night student. […]

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Thu, 16.01.2020

Voorhees College founded

*On this date in 1897, Voorhees College was founded.  This is a private, Historically Black College (HBCU) in Denmark, South Carolina. It is affiliated with The Episcopal Church and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.   In 1897, Elizabeth Evelyn Wright founded Denmark Industrial School for Blacks. Located in a rural area and the small town of Denmark, it was modeled on Tuskegee […]

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Sat, 04.01.2020

University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff founded

*On this date in 1873, The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) was founded.  This is a public Historically Black College and University (HBCU).   Located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, it is the second oldest public institution in the state of Arkansas. UAPB is a member-school of the University of Arkansas System and Thurgood Marshall College Fund.  Authorized by the Reconstruction-era legislature as the Branch Normal College and opened […]

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Fri, 03.01.2020

Paul Quinn College founded

*On this date in 1872, Paul Quinn College (PQC) is a private Historically Black College (HBCU) in Dallas, Texas. The college is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME). It is the oldest Historically Black College west of the Mississippi River and the nation’s first urban work college.  The college was founded in Waco, Texas by a small group of African Methodist Episcopal preachers at Metropolitan […]

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Fri, 03.01.2020

Stillman College founded

*The founding of Stillman College of Tuscaloosa, Alabama is affirmed on this date in 1874.  Stillman is a certified United Negro college Fund institution and one of over 100 Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in America.  They began when a group of Presbyterians from Tuscaloosa, headed by the Reverend Doctor Charles Allen Stillman, presented an overture to the […]

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Fri, 03.01.2020

Norfolk State University founded

*On this date in 1935, Norfolk State University (NSU) was founded.   They are a public Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in Norfolk, Virginia. The university is a member-school of Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the Virginia High-Tech Partnership. The institution was founded as the Norfolk Unit of Virginia State University.  Eighty-five students attended the first classes held in 1935.  Samuel Fischer Scott, an alumnus of Virginia […]

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Fri, 27.12.2019

Concordia College of Alabama founded

*The founding of Concordia College is celebrated on this date in 1922.  It was one of over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in America.  Its original name was Alabama Lutheran Academy and was a result of the pioneer Lutheran missionaries in Alabama.    That year Miss Rosa Young was supremely concerned about the spiritual and direct […]

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Mon, 23.12.2019

100 Black Men of America Formed!

*On this date in 1963, we affirm 100 Black Men of America.  They are a men’s civic organization and service club whose stated goal is to educate and empower African American children and teens.   100 Black Men has 110 chapters in different cities in the United States and throughout the world. The organization’s mission statement is “to improve the quality of life within […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

In a house of empty rooms, I thought I heard a door close down the long hall. I couldn’t know whether someone had entered, whether someone had left. No further step,... A CLOSING by May Miller
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