Black History Month event works to preserve important historical papers

(Photo/ Zenith Shrestha) Students work with Learning Center Coordinator Patricia Harris to transcribe papers written by Anna Julia Cooper, a prominent black scholar and activist. Lirona Joshi Staff Writer The Learning Center at Troy University observed Douglass Day last Friday. The day is a commemoration of the legacy of the African-American author Fredrick Douglass. In 2017, Read More

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Troy University Board of Trustees Vice President pro tempore and first black SGA president Lamar Higgins recounts life of involvement and change

Luke Brantley Variety Editor Troy University Board of Trustees member Lamar Higgins was born in Marbury, Alabama, a small town in the center of the state, close to Prattville. Higgins began attending school while segregation was still in full effect. He attended a segregated school, until his fifth grade year. According to Higgins, going from his Read More

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Conference promotes leadership

By Noah Pevey Contributor Luke Brantley Variety Editor Troy University held its 19th annual Leadership Conference celebrating African-American History Month last weekend. The conference is put on by a combination of Troy University, the city of Troy and the community, according to Student Involvement and Leadership Assistant Director Sadaris Williams. The conference, which began Friday night, Read More

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Troy’s history of H20 and Theta Phi

James Thompson Jr. Alumnus contributor In the mid 1970s the campus of Troy State University (TSU) was like almost every other Southern college. It was a predominantly white college campus and lacked both racial and cultural diversity. The city of Troy’s population was approximately 13,000, and there was very little African American (hereafter “black”) representation. There Read More

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