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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to present Lincoln University of Missouri with first installment of $100,000 Endowment

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF), has pledged an endowment in the amount of $100,000 to Lincoln University as a part of the organization’s AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund. On February 28, 2019, Lincoln University’s President Jerald Jones Woolfolk will come together with 31 other presidents… Continue reading Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to present Lincoln University of Missouri with first installment of $100,000 Endowment

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CNN’s Bakari Sellers to Keynote Grambling State’s Black History Convocation

GRAMLING, LA – Grambling State University has announced CNN Commentator and history-making South Carolina Legislator, Bakari Sellers will keynote the University’s Black History Convocation at 10:00 a.m. on February 19, 2019. Sellers, an HBCU graduate, is well-known for making history in 2016, when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent State Representative… Continue reading CNN’s Bakari Sellers to Keynote Grambling State’s Black History Convocation

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Black History Month Spotlight: 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 Spotlight: I Am… Charlie Nelms

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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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Spike Lee to speak at UAPB for Annual Black History Month Assembly

PINE BLUFF, AR – Oscar award-winning Director Spike Lee will be the featured speaker during the annual black history month assembly at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. This free, public event will be held Tuesday, February 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr. HPER Complex. According to a press release… Continue reading Spike Lee to speak at UAPB for Annual Black History Month Assembly

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HCF celebrates HBCU history announcing its ‘107 Days of HBCU History’ campaign

CHICAGO, IL – The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) organization and its Ronald Baba Kwesi Harris Division of Historical Records re-kicks off its ‘107 Days of HBCU History’ campaign celebrating the founders and values of why Historically Black Colleges and Universities are very vital to today’s society and its founding mission. The campaign is sponsored by… Continue reading HCF celebrates HBCU history announcing its ‘107 Days of HBCU History’ campaign

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Voorhees College prepares for its 2017 Black History Month Kickoff Celebration

DENMARK, SC – As we approach February and Black History Month, Voorhees College, a private historically black college (HBCU) located in Denmark, South Carolina, prepares to celebrate the month beginning with its kick-off celebration event. Dr. Alice Ridgill, founder and pastor of New Faith Presbyterian Church, will be the featured speaker for the Voorhees College… Continue reading Voorhees College prepares for its 2017 Black History Month Kickoff Celebration

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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