Nation’s Oldest Black Fraternity Honors Its “Mother”

Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity placed a new headstone of the grave of the woman who nurtured the organization's seven founders.

Temple University’s New Website Documents the Civil Rights Struggle in Philadelphia

The website devotes much of its attention to the desegregation of Girard College in Philadelphia and the Columbia Avenue riots of 1964.

Southern Illinois University Honors Its First Black Male Student

A paid internship at the Illinois General Assembly has been established in honor of Alexander Lane.

Harvard Examines Its Ties to Slavery

The Slavery and Research Project has published a 34-page booklet.

New Exhibit Celebrates Morgan State’s Pioneering Role in the Civil Rights Movement

Students at Morgan State were at the forefront of efforts to end racial segregation.

University of Iowa Examines Its Black History

In 1879 Alexander G. Clark Jr. became the university's first Black graduate.

Confederate Flag Controversy at the Beaufort Campus of the University of South Carolina

The student who displayed the flag in the window of his dorm room is an African American.

The Primas Collection Comes to Auburn University

The exhibit will remain at Auburn through March 15.

Yale Schedules Conference on Presenting African American History to the General Public

The eight-day seminar will be held on the Yale campus on July 22-29, 2012.

University Band Played “Dixie” at Lynching Site

The Missouri State Pride Band played the song at the dedication of a public park where three Black men were lynched in 1906.

University of Miami to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Its Racial Desegregation

Today, the University of Miami has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation.

Pioneering Black Chemists in Ohio

Sabrina N. Collins, an assistant professor of chemistry at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, has published an informative study on some of the earliest African American chemists in Ohio.

Historic Lunch Counter Gets a New Home at North Carolina Central University

In February 1961, students at North Carolina Central began their lunch counter protest a week after a similar event in Greensboro.

African American Legal History Archive at Wayne State University Receives Papers of Federal Judge

John Feikens was co-chair of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission and served on the federal bench for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Multimedia Exhibit Examines the Journeys of African American Women in Higher Education

Roxana Walker-Canton's work will be on display for two weeks in February on the campus of Fairfield University in Connecticut.

The United Methodist Black College Fund Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

The fund supports 11 historically Black colleges and universities with ties to the church.

Brown University Student Discovers a Lost Speech of Malcolm X

An audiotape of the 1961 speech that no one had heard for 50 years was found in the university's archives.

Myrlie Evers-Williams Named Scholar-in-Residence at Alcorn State University

The civil rights icon will teach, prepared her papers for the university's archives, and develop a research center on social justice and civic engagement.

Cornell University Receives a Donation of 2,000 Photographs of African Americans

The collection includes images of slaves and a photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. sitting in a jail cell.

Vanderbilt Establishes Digital Archive of Slave Records From Spanish Societies in the New World

Researchers captured more than 150,000 images, comprising more than 750,000 ecclesiastical records of African and African descended individuals from Brazil, Cuba, and Spanish Florida.

Video Shows the Ignorance of College Students on the Subject of Black History

A white comedian donned blackface and interviewed students at Brigham Young University on the subject of Black history.

University of Virginia Unveils New Digitized Oral History Project of the Civil Rights Era

The recorded interviews of scores of attorneys and scholars who were active in the civil rights movement were conducted in the 1980s and are now available online.

After More Than a Century, W.E.B. Du Bois Is Named to a Faculty Post...

Despite a Ph.D. from Harvard and groundbreaking research on sociology and race in the final years of the nineteenth century, W.E.B. Du Bois was not offered a faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania.

Martin Puryear to Design Slavery Memorial at Brown University

The project will recognize the historic ties of Brown University's founders to the slave trade. The memorial will be located near the site of the university's earliest buildings, some of which were built with the help of slave labor.

Columbia University Debuts Website With Digitized Images from Vast Scrapbook Collection

L.S. Alexander Gumby compiled 161 large scrapbooks documenting African American life in Harlem.

“Civil Rights in a Northern City:” Temple University Debuts New Online Archive

The online collection includes more than 1,500 items including newsreel footage of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that previously has not publicly available.

University of Arkansas Provides Online Record of an Early Black Student Group on Campus

The two collections relate to the organization Black Americans for Democracy, a student group at the university during the late 1960s through the 1970s.

Huge Digital Archive of African American History Now Available Online

The database established by Johns Hopkins University contains photographs and documents from the "morgue" files of the Afro-American newspaper.

Founder of Bethune-Cookman University Inducted Into the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Mary McLeod Bethune is one of the first three Floridians inducted into the new Hall of Fame at the State Capitol.

Black Alumni of Southern Methodist University Create a Scholarship

A gathering of 118 Black alumni celebrated their history and pledged to help those who walk in their footsteps.

Book on the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta Wins the Bancroft Prize

Tomiko Brown-Nagin of the University of Virginia Law School is one of three winners of the Bancroft Prize, considered one of the highest honors in academic history.

An Historic Find in a Chicago Attic: The Papers of Harvard’s First Black Graduate

The papers of Richard T. Greener, including his Harvard University diploma, were discovered in an old trunk in a house that was about to be razed.

Emory University Video Series Highlights Lesser Known Events in Civil Rights History

A series of videos entitled "The Hidden History of the Quest for Civil Rights," offers history lessons on lesser known events of the civil rights struggle.

Duke University President Addresses the Issue of Race

Each year Richard H. Brodhead, president of Duke University, addresses the annual meeting of the university faculty. This year, he chose to discuss the issue of race and its impact on the Duke University community.

Alcorn State Selects Ed Dwight to Create Medgar Evers Memorial

Dwight, the first African American trained in the astronaut program, made a mid-life change to become a sculptor.

Florida State University to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Its Racial Integration

Florida State admitted Black students in 1962 without the racial violence and federal intervention that occurred at several other state-operated universities in the South.

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