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Remembering HBCU: Prentiss Institute

Prentiss Normal and Industrial Institute, one of the oldest educational institutions for African-American in the state of Mississippi. Established in 1907 in Jefferson Davis County by Jonas Edward “J.E.” Johnson (1873-1953) a graduate of Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College, and his wife Bertha LaBranche Johnson (1882-1971) a graduate of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute. Professor… Continue reading Remembering HBCU: Prentiss Institute

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Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. Freddie Hartfield ’50, Arkansas AM&N/University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Graduate and Professor

HCF and its Kwesi Ronald Harris Division of Historical Records commemorates Black History Month remembering those important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. During Black History Month, HCF will focus on students and alumni of HBCUs, and individuals who made or are making history in the African-American community. Dr. Freddie Hartfield,… Continue reading Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. Freddie Hartfield ’50, Arkansas AM&N/University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Graduate and Professor

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Remembering the Orangeburg Massacre of 1968, Which Killed SC State Students

ORANGEBURG, SC – Fifty years ago, on February 8, 1968, the Orangeburg Massacre events happened in Orangeburg, South Carolina at South Carolina State University.  HBCU Campaign Fund organization and the Office of the President and CEO, Founder Demetrius Johnson Jr., stand in commemorates with the Orangeburg community in recognizing the martyrs whose lives were taken… Continue reading Remembering the Orangeburg Massacre of 1968, Which Killed SC State Students

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Remembering HBCU: Friendship Junior College

  Friendship Normal and Industrial Institute grew out of activities of the Baptist Sunday School conventions of York and Chester Counties in South Carolina.  These conventions met on the fifth Sundays for a day of readings, speeches and preaching. So the impulse for a school was to provide training for future teachers and ministers. Dr.… Continue reading Remembering HBCU: Friendship Junior College

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Remembering the Orangeburg Massacre of 1968, Which Killed SC State Students

ORANGEBURG, SC – On February 8, 1968, the Orangeburg Massacre took place in Orangeburg, South Carolina at South Carolina State University. In the fall of 1967, some of the black leaders within the community tried to convince Harry K. Floyd, the owner of the bowling alley to allow African-Americans. Floyd was unwilling to desegregate which… Continue reading Remembering the Orangeburg Massacre of 1968, Which Killed SC State Students

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Remembering the Orangeburg Massacre of 1968, Which Killed SC State Students

ORANGEBURG, SC – On February 8, 1968, the Orangeburg Massacre took place in Orangeburg, South Carolina at South Carolina State University. In the fall of 1967, some of the black leaders within the community tried to convince Harry K. Floyd, the owner of the bowling alley to allow African-Americans. Floyd was unwilling to desegregate which… Continue reading Remembering the Orangeburg Massacre of 1968, Which Killed SC State Students

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Black History Month: I Am… Autherine Lucy

I am Black History. I am Black excellence. I am Autherine Lucy, who was the first black student to attend the University of Alabama. I was born in Shiloh, Alabama. My father was a sharecropper, and I was the youngest child of the family of five sons and four daughters. After attending public school in… Continue reading Black History Month: I Am… Autherine Lucy

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Author Hill Harper to Speak At UAPB’s Black History Program

PINE BLUFF, AR – Bestselling author, actor, and philanthropist Hill Harper will serve as the featured keynote speaker during the Black History Month Celebration program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). The event originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 2 @ 11:00 a.m. is rescheduled to this Monday, February 8 @ 10:30 a.m.… Continue reading Author Hill Harper to Speak At UAPB’s Black History Program

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Black History Month: I Am… Mary McLeod Bethune

I am Black History. I am Black excellence. I am Mary McLeod Bethune, who was an educator and civil rights activist. I was born in 1875 in a small log cabin near Mayesville, South Carolina, on a rice and cotton farm. I was the fiftieth of seventeen children born to former slaves. I attended Mayesville… Continue reading Black History Month: I Am… Mary McLeod Bethune

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Black History Month: I Am… Charlie Nelms

I am Black history. I am Black excellence. I am Charlie Nelms, who is an educator and administrator. I served as the tenth chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. I was born in Crawfordsville, Arkansas, in 1946, and I enrolled at Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College (now the University of… Continue reading Black History Month: I Am… Charlie Nelms