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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The United Methodist Black College Fund Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Primas Collection Comes to Auburn University

The exhibit will remain at Auburn through March 15.

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.

Harvard Examines Its Ties to Slavery

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

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.

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.

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.

Oral Histories of the Jim Crow South Now Available Online

Duke University Libraries offers 100 taped interviews conducted between 1993 and 1995 of African Americans who lived through the Jim Crow era.

Morgan State Legend Honored by the American Football Coaches Association

Edward P. Hurt was head coach for football, basketball, and track and field. He also served as athletics director.

The Papers of Artist John Biggers Have Been Donated to Emory University

Muralist John Biggers founded the art department at Texas Southern University.

College of William and Mary Honors Its First Black Residential Students

From its founding in 1693, it would be more than 250 years before the first black student would enroll.

Lock of Frederick Douglass’ Hair Discovered at Mississippi State University

The hair was apparently taken from his head in Indiana in 1876.

Southwestern College Honors Its First Black Graduate

Elijah Pilgrim Geiger, graduated in 1899. When he died in 1943 he was placed in an unmarked grave in Wichita, Kansas. Now a headstone will be placed at the site.

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