While there were no prohibitions on reading, it was illegal to teach slaves to write.
While there were no prohibitions on reading, it was illegal to teach slaves to write.
The Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership strives to serve as a hub for promoting social justice in various forms, including the delivery of a humanities education for incarcerated and returning citizens in Georgia.
The author traces the discovery of a rare archival collection and discusses the use of historical fiction to achieve distinctive pedagogical objectives centered on the teaching and learning of Africana studies and American history.
Coping? Is it even a real thing? How can one cope when there is so much out-of-this-world stuff happening?
The servant leadership ethos is deeply rooted in Morehouse College’s institutional history and is situated in the core of its distinctive contemporary mission.
Skepticism of COVID vaccines is heavy within communities of color. Black and Brown scientists and health care providers have roles to play in building trust.
Morehouse College, the # 1 HBCU producer of Rhodes Scholars, has helped produce another Rhodes Scholar, University of Georgia student Phaidra Buchanan, a Mathlete alumna of the Morehouse College Annual Math Competitions Bootcamp.
Significant disparities in access to STEM degree attainment and employment reflect the exclusion of Blacks from STEM educational pathways and the US STEM workforce. The consequences of this under-representation include a lack of diverse approaches and perspectives in research, treatment, and public health interventions. Morehouse College fulfills its social justice mission by excelling in the production of STEM graduates who complete the PhD and join the STEM workforce.
The Black Ink Project will connect the writing skills development of Morehouse students to their exploration of topics related to Black Life, History, and Culture (BLHAC), a process that we believe will increase their engagement and ultimately improve their writing proficiency.
Can success in the first physics course taken be predicted by placement into first math course taken, at or above calculus I? Dr. Tuwaner Lamar shares the results of her research with the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA).
We are Melissa Owen, Keisha Tassie, Kami Jogee. We are family. I am their aunt. I am her niece. I am her cousin. We are women of colour. We are Black, we are White, we are South Asian.
As the COVID pandemic continues to impact communities of color disproportionately, HBCUs and our graduates will continue to be at the forefront of finding solutions as educators, clinical trial volunteers, research scientists, partners, and visionaries reimagining a more equitable health system.
The Need for an Intersectional Approach to the Defund the Police Movement
Over the past several years I have patched together a Morehouse College reading list, circulating it here and there among colleagues and student scholars. Here is the latest rendition.
King claimed that “a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” Is our nation approaching a state of “spiritual death”? What metrics are best indicative of our spiritual health, collectively, as a nation if not a beloved community?
Voters across the nation should prepare for similar circumstances in their communities – but there is still time for them to demand better from their officials.
This essay reflects on the relationship between broader social movements and the lives and deaths of W. E. B. DuBois, John Lewis, and Rev. C. T. Vivian.
A conversation with Levar Smith about his new co-edited book.
A conversation with Andrew Douglas about his new book.
This essay situates the argument for reparations for slavery in the context of centuries of black political and intellectual history.
This essay provides a backdrop to the wave of protests to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others, and it argues that anti-black violence and black protest movements have been recurrent themes in black history from the colonial era to the present age.
This visual story of land shows some of the land that Morehouse owns that can be put into partnerships like no other. With a respect for history and people, properties could become centers of innovation, creative incubators, language-centered student housing, faculty and guest housing, living and learning centers. As developers make offers to purchase land that sits campus-adjacent, Morehouse has a unique ability to safeguard and embrace Black people and Black communities.
Martin Luther King, Jr. ’48 advocated allegiances across borders and demonstrated that social justice depends upon the recognition of the interconnectedness of humanity. In this moment of crisis, his philosophy speaks to international protesters and to a new generation of Morehouse students.
A conversation with Oumar Ba about his new book.
Faculty at Morehouse College are parents, too. With the responsibility of teaching young Black men also comes the protection of a mother’s love.
More training, more equipment, and more officers will not stop police from killing Black people.
The Maroon Tiger is the Morehouse College student news organization. We invite you to take a look at timely content about two of the world’s major issues: the coronavirus pandemic and George Floyd’s death with a policeman’s knee on his neck in Minneapolis.
We, the faculty and staff of Morehouse College, stand in solidarity with the national and international response of grief and anger concerning the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many others. We invite you to join us in action.
As part of our Social Impact Summer Series, we revisit an interview with Vicki Crawford about her new edited book. Initially published last April, this commentary speaks to the events we are now witnessing both nationally and worldwide.
Although Thurman was committed to nonviolence, he most certainly understood the exasperation and outrage of Black people against police brutality and white supremacy. But Thurman’s signature response to moments of crisis, which were uncannily similar to our present crisis, focused on “the ‘inward center’ as the crucial arena where the issues would determine the destiny of his people.”
Sharing from the heart. No matter how helpless we may feel at this moment about systemic racism, we must keep pushing and believe that together goodness will triumph and that things will not be this way forever. No matter the circumstances, the work we do here at Morehouse is today even more relevant.
With the killing of George Floyd and too many others, to not rage is to lie.
The continued spread of SARS-COV-2 is not inevitable. It is irrational.
Riots have been a mainstay in American history. If we want them to stop, we must abolish the conditions that cause them.
Louis Delsarte was a visual griot and jazz maestro on canvas.
Dr. Myrick-Harris discusses ongoing work to honor a legendary period in AUC history.
Dr. Kipton Jensen talks with the FRC about his new book on Thurman.
What can we learn from the Jackson State protest of 1970 or the Howard University protest of 1989? As teachers and students retreat during the pandemic and campus discussions dissipate, a political science professor offers notes on two readings from his first-year seminar, "Politics and Protest."
Two black congressmen died within ten days of one another. The different reactions to these deaths underline the current nature of our politics.
In October 2019 a group of eight secondary school teachers from the German state of Saxony visited Morehouse College to learn more about the history of the institution and the role of HBCUs in the higher education landscape of the United States.
Last summer, several Morehouse College faculty traveled to India to teach science to monastic students as part of the Emory Tibet Science Initiative (ETSI). ETSI promotes dialogue between Western Science and Buddhist traditions. Morehouse faculty have participated with ETSI since 2015 and Dr. Sinead Younge of the Morehouse College Psychology Department reflects on her time with the program.
The Morehouse Pan-African Global Experience (MPAGE), our signature education abroad program, has been taking the lead role in supporting our college’s mission and commitment to cultivate the history and culture of black people around the world. Dr. Michael Dillon examines two commonly overlooked ramifications crucial to our college: student retention and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Why would Gambia step up for the Muslim minority Rohingya thousands of miles away?
The legendary Atlanta University professor was instrumental in the creation of a community-based adult learning initiative in the 1940s. It may be time to breathe new life into that idea.
Last month, members of the Morehouse College community celebrated the life and martyrdom of a Black leader not named Martin Luther King, Jr. and in doing so, underscored the need to settle an enduring debt.
What can we learn by comparing the Black freedom struggle in the United States with the peace process in Ireland?
Both Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King were steadfast supporters of the labor movement. How can colleges and universities partner with union organizers to carry on that legacy?
Dr. Sinead Younge reflects on a recent study-abroad trip to Veracruz, Mexico.
Dr. Jann Adams discussed the new Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership
Dr. Juliet Elu discusses recent economics research on HBCU graduates.
Dr. Kipton Jensen discusses Howard Thurman's vision for leadership.
Dr. Ethell Vereen discusses his new first-year experience course.
Dr. David Wall Rice discusses Gang Starr's new album and the legacy of Keith Elam ('83), better known as MC GURU.
Dr. Oumar Ba discusses the legal and moral quandaries surrounding the recent killing of Qassem Soleimani
Dr. Nathan Nobis discusses the ethical applications of critical thinking.
Morehouse College has received a $1M faculty development grant to support professors in their pursuit of excellence.