Berea Recognized in Kentucky House of Representatives

In its February sessions, the Kentucky House of Representatives takes time during Black History Month to recognize groups or individuals who have made a positive impact on the African American community. R. Travis Brenda, the Kentucky representative for District 71 and a Berea College alumnus, recognized Berea from the House floor for the College’s many historic efforts for racial equality. Continue reading Berea Recognized in Kentucky House of Representatives

Diverse Magazine Features the Father of Black History

Berea College and the Father of Black History by LaMont Jones Jr.

Preeminent scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson has been dubbed “the father of Black history” and is known for earning degrees at the University of Chicago and Harvard, but less well known is how living in Appalachia and attending Berea College informed his towering intellect and tireless work ethic. Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine writer LaMont Jones Jr. visited Berea’s campus to learn more about this alumnus who changed the way America views Black history. Hear from Alicestyne Turley, Berea’s director of the Carter G. Woodson Center, about how Woodson’s Appalachian roots and time at Berea impacted his life and how Berea College is keeping Woodson’s legacy alive today. Read the full article here. Alternatively, you may view the print version of the article here (PDF).

Berea College is Central to Black History

Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950) was a noted African-American historian, author, and journalist. Born in New Canton, Virginia, he graduated from Berea College in 1903 and later attended the University of Chicago. He completed his PhD in history at Harvard University in 1912, only the second African American to earn a doctorate. Continue reading Berea College is Central to Black History

Unity Banquet on February 20, 2016 – During Carter G. Woodson Weekend

Unity Banquet, February 20, 2016 - During Carter G. Woodson WeekendProspective high school seniors from areas far and wide were welcomed to Berea College for a weekend of peer-to-peer networking, meeting faculty and staff, and touring Berea’s campus.

Students attended sessions about campus life and the typical day of a Mountaineer led by volunteer student speakers. Continue reading Unity Banquet on February 20, 2016 – During Carter G. Woodson Weekend

The Richmond Register – “Berea College Focuses on Civil Rights Through Tour”

Berea College’s focus on civil rights was highlighted in a recent article at the Richmond Register by Berea College alumni and staff member, Crystal Wylie. Continue reading The Richmond Register – “Berea College Focuses on Civil Rights Through Tour”

The Father of Black History, Carter G. Woodson Graduated from Berea College

During Black History Month, Berea College proudly recognizes notable alumni who have contributed significantly to Black History and each week features remarkable Bereans. Most notable is the “Father of Black History,” Carter G. Woodson, who enrolled at Berea College in 1897 and graduated in 1903. Continue reading The Father of Black History, Carter G. Woodson Graduated from Berea College

Dr. Alicestyne Turley of Berea Appointed to Boards of National and State Organizations

Two organizations focused on African-American history and heritage have appointed Dr. Alicestyne Turley of Berea College to their executive boards. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), in Washington, D.C., named Dr. Turley to its Executive Council. In December, Kentucky Governor Steven Brashear appointed Turley to the Governing Board of the Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage (KCAAH) in Louisville, KY. Continue reading Dr. Alicestyne Turley of Berea Appointed to Boards of National and State Organizations

Berea College Plans Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education

Honoring Berea alumnus Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Black History,” the Berea College board of trustees has approved the creation of the Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education that integrates the college’s Black Cultural Center and the African and African-American studies program. Continue reading Berea College Plans Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education