Shaw Celebrates Black History Month
In celebration of Black History Month and Shaw University’s legacy as the first institution of higher learning for African-Americans in the South, Shaw will be profiling students, alumni, faculty and staff who exemplify what it means to be a part of the
Shaw community throughout the month of February.
Tyshawn White - Finishing Strong
Tyshawn White didn’t start his college career at Shaw University, but he’s finishing it here strong. The senior biology major from Williamston, North Carolina originally began his career at a larger university in state before realizing that a
big school wasn’t a great fit for him.
Dr. Cheryl Kirk-Duggan Transforms Grief with New Book
A literal sign from God led her to Shaw in 2004. Now, Dr. Cheryl Kirk-Duggan is using her position at Shaw University to train Divinity students, stand for justice, and challenge her students’ thinking and writing. Her new book of poems, Baptized Rage, Transformed Grief, I Got Through, So Can You,
is a project that’s been years in the making.
Ella Baker Civil Rights Icon
The Civil Rights Movement is full of unsung heroes. But there is one Shaw alumna who deserves special recognition. Her name is Ella Baker and she founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (better known as SNCC) at Shaw University in
The First Four-Year Medical School in the United States
When classes began at Leonard Hall in 1882 Shaw University made history as the home of the first medical school in the United States to offer a four-year curriculum – including white institutions.
Autumn Bailey-Ford on Shaw University and Black History Month
Alumna and founder of Autumn Bailey Entertainment, Autumn Bailey-Ford '05, tells us what Shaw University and Black History Month mean to her.
Michael A. Leach on Shaw University and Black History Month
Alumnus Michael A. Leach, Director of the Office of Public Engagement for the State of North Carolina, talks about Shaw University and Black History Month.
Shaw Board of Trustees Reflect on Black History Month and the University
February comes to a close, Board of Trustees Members, Chairman Joseph Bell, and
Trustees Ayoka Gay, Randolph Bazemore and Wilson A. Lacy, took time to reflect
on Black History Month and what the university means to them..