Black History Month 2019

Terrell Carter is an entrepreneur whose innovation, ambition and style led him to create a unique, one-of-a-kind lifestyle collective, Venus & Mars. As a young son of a single mother, creativity was the name of the game. At the age of 10, his desire to procure daily haircuts drove his mother to buy him his […]

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February is Black History Month. It began as “Negro History Week” in 1926, and was created by noted African American historian and scholar Carter G, Woodson.  By 1976, it became a month-long celebration. While its unconfirmed, reports say February was chosen for Black History Month to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham […]

Today the college is celebrated for both its academics and civil leadership.

Established in 1867 as the Biddle Memorial Institute, Johnson C. Smith is a private university located in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1921 Jane Berry Smith provided a handsome endowment for the institution in memory of her late husband, Johnson C. Smith. She gave funds to build a theological dormitory, science hall, teachers’ cottage and memorial […]

On February 1st, 1960 the college was at the center of the Civil Rights movement, when four A&T freshmen students...

Saint Augustine is known for both its academic and athletic prowess. The men’s track and field team is legendary.

Black History Month

In 1980, four years before his own death, Martin Luther King Sr. published the autobiography Daddy King. The book, which had been out of print for nearly two decades, is now being released in a new edition. In this excerpt, King recalls how he and his wife—whom he called “Bunch”—learned that their son had been […]