Ten Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Spelman

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Many are familiar with some of the unwritten Spelman College traditions like walking underneath the Alumnae Arch before Class Day may keep you from graduating on time, or stepping on the grass being (unofficially) forbidden because "Spelman women don't cut corners." Whether you consider yourself the most spirited student, or true blue alumna, here … [Read more...]

Growing in the Strength of Those Who Came Before

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Picture this: One work of art beginning with Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles, the founders of Spelman College, and melding through the change agents who have been part of the institution’s legacy of social activism since its founding in 1881. Gracing an expansive space in the newly renovated Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Hall, a … [Read more...]

Realizing the Vision

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On Feb. 26, 2010, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order reauthorizing the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges. I, one of several members of the newly appointed White House Advisory Board on HBCUs, was standing on stage with President Obama to witness the signing.  This thrilling moment was made even more special because … [Read more...]