The hair was apparently taken from his head in Indiana in 1876.
From its founding in 1693, it would be more than 250 years before the first black student would enroll.
Edward P. Hurt was head coach for football, basketball, and track and field. He also served as athletics director.
Duke University Libraries offers 100 taped interviews conducted between 1993 and 1995 of African Americans who lived through the Jim Crow era.
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity placed a new headstone of the grave of the woman who nurtured the organization's seven founders.
The website devotes much of its attention to the desegregation of Girard College in Philadelphia and the Columbia Avenue riots of 1964.
A paid internship at the Illinois General Assembly has been established in honor of Alexander Lane.
The Slavery and Research Project has published a 34-page booklet.
Students at Morgan State were at the forefront of efforts to end racial segregation.
In 1879 Alexander G. Clark Jr. became the university's first Black graduate.
The student who displayed the flag in the window of his dorm room is an African American.
The exhibit will remain at Auburn through March 15.
The eight-day seminar will be held on the Yale campus on July 22-29, 2012.
The Missouri State Pride Band played the song at the dedication of a public park where three Black men were lynched in 1906.
Today, the University of Miami has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation.
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.
In February 1961, students at North Carolina Central began their lunch counter protest a week after a similar event in Greensboro.
John Feikens was co-chair of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission and served on the federal bench for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Roxana Walker-Canton's work will be on display for two weeks in February on the campus of Fairfield University in Connecticut.
The fund supports 11 historically Black colleges and universities with ties to the church.
An audiotape of the 1961 speech that no one had heard for 50 years was found in the university's archives.
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.
The collection includes images of slaves and a photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. sitting in a jail cell.
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.
A white comedian donned blackface and interviewed students at Brigham Young University on the subject of Black history.
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.
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.
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.
L.S. Alexander Gumby compiled 161 large scrapbooks documenting African American life in Harlem.
The online collection includes more than 1,500 items including newsreel footage of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that previously has not publicly available.
The two collections relate to the organization Black Americans for Democracy, a student group at the university during the late 1960s through the 1970s.
The database established by Johns Hopkins University contains photographs and documents from the "morgue" files of the Afro-American newspaper.
Mary McLeod Bethune is one of the first three Floridians inducted into the new Hall of Fame at the State Capitol.
A gathering of 118 Black alumni celebrated their history and pledged to help those who walk in their footsteps.
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.
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.