Morehouse College celebrates  a 150-year history of educating and developing global leaders

The 150th Morehouse Anniversary History Project, as the Morehouse Sesquicentennial History Project was called at its inception, was established to plan for the 150th Anniversary of Morehouse College in 2017. The mission was to produce several scholarly and commemorative works that would mark this milestone in Morehouse history. 

The college has produced thousands of men who have contributed to world society in every way imaginable.  They include civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. ’48, track and field legend Edwin Moses ’78, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson ’79, filmmaker Shelton “Spike” Lee ’79, actor Samuel L. Jackson ’72, former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher ’63 and many others.  In keeping with the College’s historic legacy of service and leadership, the commemorative works will celebrate the illustrious 150-year tradition of being “A House United” as a global unifying force, particularly in the challenges facing black men in America.

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The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations provided seed funding for this extensive faculty/student research, investigation and collection effort of written, photographed, videotaped, and published materials that helped capture Morehouse College’s rich and important history in higher education.  The project will help pass on the legacy of this great HBCU to future students, leaders, and the broader public.

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