Stories tagged: "historically Black colleges"


Bennett College team, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1934. Ruth Glover is third from left. (Courtesy of the Greensboro Historical Museum.)
The Night the Sports World Revolved Around Two Black Women’s Basketball Teams in Greensboro

A new podcast is reviving interest in the Jim Crow era of women’s sports, including a 1934 matchup between NC’s Bennett College and the best Black women’s team in the nation. 

Numerous historically Black colleges across the nation, including Winston-Salem State University, have been the targets of the unverified bomb threats in recent weeks. (Image via WSSU)
‘Are They Trying to Get All HBCUs?’: Students, Families React to Bomb Threats at NC’s HBCUs

The FBI is investigating more than 20 bomb threats against HBCUs as racially-motivated hate crimes. Fayetteville State and Winston Salem State in NC were among the latest to receive threats.

Numerous bomb threats against historically Black colleges across the nation evoke memories of racist violence, like the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama church that killed four young girls and injured many others. (AP Photo)
‘I’m Tired of Being Terrorized Like My Grandparents’: HBCU Bomb Threats Echo Civil Rights Attacks

Coinciding with Black History Month, the offenses echo racist attacks from the Civil Rights era and are being investigated as hate crimes.

DeWitt Powell, Jones Lake's longtime park superintendent, vigilantly guarded the atmosphere of peace and dignity of the park. No litter or profanity was permitted, and Black families could camp, hike, fish, swim or just relax on the lake's shores. Powell, who held his post for decades,  established that atmosphere in the Jim Crow era, against the odds in rural Bladen County.
How the ‘MLK of Jones Lake’ Made This NC Park an Island of Equality

Jones Lake State Park, North Carolina’s first to admit Black visitors, was a place guests could breathe freely, thanks to its first Black park superintendent.

Caroline Lattimore, a Durham member of the historically Black Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, joined many of her sisters celebrating Vice President Kamala Harris' inauguration Wednesday. (Image via Lattimore)
‘So Very Proud’: How AKA Sisters in NC Greeted Kamala Harris’ Groundbreaking Inauguration

With loads of pink and pearls, North Carolina members of Kamala Harris' historically Black sorority AKA celebrate her historic inauguration.

Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, at a Charlotte sneaker shop, shows off the new shoe designed for her. (Image via screenshot)
In Charlotte, Kamala Harris Talks Sneakers, Historically Black Colleges, and Voting

Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris got her own shoe and talked about racial inequality with the owner of a Charlotte sneaker shop.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Kamala Harris in NC: This Election Is About Health Care and Women’s Rights

Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris spoke Monday from the oldest freedman college building in America at NC's Shaw University.