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Happy Birthday Olivia Davidson Washington

Our Connection to Tuskegee; Olivia A. Davidson, Co-founder and Educator

Olivia A. Davidson is a celebrated alum from Framingham State’s past. Born on June 11, 1854 she lived her first years of life in Mercer County, Virginia. 913 more words

HBCUs or HWCUs: The Costs of ‘Higher Education’

‘Twas the summer of 2007, I was a recent high-school graduate about to tread the grounds of the historic Tuskegee University (TU) campus. I don’t exactly remember how I felt, nor my exact expectations, but I do recall the comfort in the fact that I chose to be there and the belief that somehow the place would benefit me. 2,301 more words

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He grew up poor in Fort Valley, even flunked the ninth grade. Now he's a millionaire

Dr. Vernard Hodges wrote a book entitled “Bet on Yourself from Zero to Millions” where he describes his humble beginning to become a millionaire.  What is amazing is how he started out poorly in school and turning it around in becoming a veterinarian. 51 more words

Stock Footage Spotlight: Historically Black Colleges and Universities in WWII

When scanning films in the National Archives Motion Picture Lab, we sometimes come across images that we want to learn more about. We recently transferred several reels of unedited footage depicting African American college students in various classroom settings. 445 more words

Tuskegee Golden Tigers Visit LeMoyne-Owen College

Memphis, Tenn., — After coming up short to Tuskegee University (TU) in their first match-up of the season (Jan. 20), the LeMoyne-Owen College Magicians men’s basketball team got the job done on their home floor Monday night. 202 more words


Tuskegee University Receives Multi-Million-Dollar Grant For Racial Health Disparity Research

Several educational institutions throughout the country have been dedicated to advancing research surrounding racial health disparities. Tuskegee University in Alabama is one of the latest schools to receive a multi-million-dollar grant that will go towards exploring why African Americans are affected by diseases at a higher rate than individuals from other racial backgrounds, … 312 more words


Lady Magicians Drop 68-54 Contest to Tuskegee

Tuskegee, Ala., — Visiting the Golden Tigers of Tuskegee University, LeMoyne-Owen College womens basketball got off to a slow start in Chappie James Arena.

Plagued by early turnovers, the Lady Magicians trailed 20-10 at the end of the first quarter. 229 more words