Listen in on an engaging conversation about Dr. Bethune and how what she did still resonates today. Anthony Ray of HBCU Nation interviews Melvin Shaw. In the early 1950’s I had the honor to hear Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune speak in a packed, hot and humid Clayborn Temple in downtown Memphis. She was a powerful
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As I watched the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on television I was filled with excitement and emotion. I was excited about this historic moment, and what it means for the African American community and the nation. I thought of my great grandfather William Harrison Hammond, an ex-slave
Part Two of a two-part series Left to Right: Byron Glore, Wayman Smith, and Victor Julian What contributed to the success of the history-making UNCF Lou Rawls telethon? Leadership, collaboration, team work, and a respect for the individual goals of participating partners. In part one of this series, we provided a look at what went
Part one of a two-part series Left to Right: Mel Shaw, Lou Rawls, and James Alston During its heyday (1980 – 1993), the United Negro College Fund’s Lou Rawls Parade of Stars was the largest African American special event in the United States held on one day. It forever changed African American philanthropy and how
“One of the unexpected joys is the renewed sense of brotherhood. …The word has spread around town that African American men in Richmond are coming together to give money to causes that they want to support.
“The Ujima Legacy Fund grew out of a series of conversations that we had in a barbershop. We did research on black male philanthropy and decided that we needed to form an African American male giving circle.” Reginald Gordon.
www.BlackGivesBack.com takes the stereotype of African Americans as the recipients of others’ philanthropy and illustrates – with images and words – that African Americans are busy giving to diverse causes.