Civil Rights

Alabama State University Renames Building For Civil Rights Icon

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Alabama State University is honoring the right side of history, renaming a building after a civil rights icon after it was stripped of the...

Civil Rights Activist And Author Anthony J. Harris Joins PVAMU Faculty

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Top educators like Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nahesi Coates continue to join the esteemed ranks of HBCU faculty, and now Anthony J. Harris, Ed.D. is...

White House Policy Advisor Shares What Corinthian College News Means For Larger Debt Relief

Burdening student loan debt affects the lives of millions of current and former college students across the country. The Biden-Harris Administration has made loan...

SC State, Claflin Alumna Recognized For Helping Integrate Colleges

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Teachers change the world, and a double HBCU graduate of both South Carolina State University and Claflin University has dedicated her life to proof...

Lincoln University in Jefferson City Can’t Lose Sight of Its Black Historical Legacy

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Lincoln University has never let go of its heritage, and it doesn't anticipate doing so anytime soon. Learn more in the story by staff...

Celebrities, Activists In The HBCU Community Sound Off About Derek Chauvin Sentencing

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Since that fateful day on May 25, 2020, world has been fighting for justice in the name of George Floyd. His callous murder sparked...

Alabama State Dedicates Jo Ann Robinson Hall, Removes Klan member’s Name From Dorm

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A name tarnishing an Alabama State University building is no more. Get the full story from Mike Cason at Alabama.com below. Jo Ann Robinson was...

Dr. Karida Brown Named Director Of Fisk’s John Lewis Center For Social Justice

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Fisk University's John Lewis Center For Social Justice has a new leader, and she's a powerhouse! The hiring of Dr. Karida Brown as the...

Baltimore Police Department Unveils New Internship Program With Local HBCUs

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A new Baltimore Police Department program has been designed to cultivate talent from two nearby HBCUs. Learn more in the story by Nick Fenley...

Civil Rights Leader Gloria Richardson Passes Away

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Known for her activism and for famously pushing a National Guardsman's bayonet out her way, Gloria Richardson was a powerhouse. For years she fought...

17 Family Members of Ahmaud Arbery’s Family Visit Alabama State University

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The life of Ahmaud Arbery and all he stands for came to life when his family came in full force to the campus of...

Judge Who Lead Desegregation Case Involving 5 NC HBCUs To Retire

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It's hardly surprising, but years ago several public colleges and universities, including HBCUs, were almost hindered from receiving state funds. In fact, it was...

Two With Civil Rights Veterans With HBCU Connections Honored With Medals of Freedom

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A former Fisk University student and a close liaison to John Lewis are among several leaders recently honored with Presidential Medals of Freedom. Learn...

Civil Rights Lawyer Lee Merritt Officially Launches Campaign For Texas Attorney General

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Morehouse College alum and civil rights lawyer Lee Merritt has announced his run for Texas Attorney General! The lawyer has worked on key cases...

Middle College At N.C. A&T Renamed For A&T Four To Honor Sit-In Movement

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North Carolina A&T State University is set to rename its Middle College after legendary former students known as the "A&T Four." Learn more in...

Scholarship Honoring Freddie Gray Established At Coppin State University

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The story and untimely death of Freddie Gray still sends chills through our spines. Now students who attended Gray's high school will be supported...

Pieces of Civil Rights Plaque Destroyed By 2020 Rioters on Permanent Display at Fisk...

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Fisk University will be the permanent home of a piece of history. Get the full story from Sydney Satterwhite at the Nashville Tennessean below. "This...

Fayetteville State University Community Members Are Pushing For Historic Civil Rights Honor

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Many in the Fayetteville State University community are seeking for the university to have its own historic civil rights trail marker to commemorate its...