HBCU Trivia

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Let's see how much you really know about the history of HBCUs.

Memorial Day: Holiday Created by (Former) Slaves

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Did you know that the earliest traces of the ever popular “Memorial Day” holiday began with former slaves more than 150 years ago?

HBCU History Is Black History

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ByErnie Suggs - The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionForget the football duels between North Carolina Central and North Carolina A&T. It doesn’t matter if Howard or Hampton is the real...

Legacy

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Legacy: By Dennis Richmond, Jr. In 1909 a young black couple got married in New York.  The groom was a handsome young laborer who cleaned chimneys named John...

Women’s History Month: College Aged Men Give Their Definitions Of ‘A Woman’

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By 1986, 14 states had already declared March as Women’s History Month. This momentum and state-by-state action was used as the rational to lobby Congress to declare...

Everything You Need to Know Before Grand Opening Of the National Museum of African...

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The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will hold its grand opening Saturday2016, September 24, 2016 and its set to air live on C-Span...

The Hilltop, Howard University’s Campus Newspaper, Archive

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The complete '15-'16 The Hilltop publications are located here. Browse back issues of the student voice of Howard University from last...

Stillman College Designated As Historic District

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Tuscaloosa, AL - Stillman College has been designated an Alabama historic district. On June 23, 2016, The Alabama Historical Commission listed Stillman College to the Alabama Register...

The History of UMES

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PRINCESS ANNE, MARYLAND — University of Maryland Eastern Shore The University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers an impressive array of accredited academic programs blending a time-honored curriculum with...

Amelia Boynton Robinson, Survivor Of ‘Bloody Sunday,’ Dies At 104

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NPR Amelia Boynton Robinson, who went from being beaten on a bridge in Selma, Ala., in 1965 to being pushed across the bridge in a wheelchair alongside the...

Faculty Members, Admin Staff Looks Back At The 1969 Wilberforce University Fire

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In the late 1960s, black students on college campuses around the country were at the vanguard of protest to bring about change in the world around them....

Spelman College Hosts ‘When Sorrows Come: A Symposium on Death and Dying in African-American...

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ATLANTA (Feb. 17, 2015) -- Exactly 50 years since the assassination of Malcolm X, Spelman College will host "When Sorrows Come: A Symposium on Death and Dying...

U.S. Postal Service to Honor Robert Taylor With Stamp

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The U.S. Postal Service will release its latest stamp in the Black Heritage Series on Feb. 12, paying tribute to Robert Robinson Taylor. From The Journal of Blacks...

28 Black Inventions Used Today

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In honor of Black History Month, we find it necessary to pay homage to those in Black history who have paved the way for all of us...

Al Sharpton Pushes to Help TSU Program Inducted Into the Basketball Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) - The Reverend Al Sharpton is widely known for taking up the fight on behalf of the underdog in his pursuit of...

Dream Defenders occupy Florida state capitol to repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws

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After the George Zimmerman verdict student activists known as the Dream Defenders rushed to the state of Florida to strategize and plan how they would bring about justice to...

Meet the 1st black jockey in Kentucky Derby since 2000

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A little known jockey and a lightly regarded horse pulled off an upset victory for trainer Doug O’Neill at last year’s Kentucky Derby. On Saturday, he’ll give another...

PBS Documentary ‘The Central Park Five’ tackles issues of race and blame

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Need something to watch with a little substance? Check out The Central Park Five documentary and let us know what you think. About The Central Park Five: A new film...

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