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Why I Chose a Historically Black College
New York Times
April 1, 2017
“I ended up applying to nearly 20 colleges, and got into some great schools like Swarthmore, but Spelman kept pulling me back. I had never met professors or college administrators who looked like me or who seemed so genuinely interested in what I had to say. On a visit, I remember sitting in on an ‘African Diaspora and the World’ class — a required course for freshmen on racial formation, colonization and capitalism — and not second-guessing myself before I spoke. I did not worry that the class might think my questions were ‘hypersensitive’ or ‘hostile.’ When I was offered a full scholarship and a spot in the honors program, I accepted immediately.”
“There is something powerful about attending an institution that was built for you. Most colleges were built for white students, or at least, with only white students in mind.”
Atlanta Student Going to Fisk in Fall 2019 is Interviewed on the Steve Harvey Show
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Birmingham Fisk University Alumni Help College-bound Students
Scholarship Jazz Brunch
Posted: Apr 08, 2019 07:51 AM CDT
Updated: Apr 08, 2019 07:57 AM CDT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Fisk Alumni Association hosted its annual scholarship jazz brunch to raise money to provide financial assistance to local students.
The event was at the Birmingham Marriott Hotel on Grandview Parkway on Saturday. Among those attending the packed event were 11 students who have already received offers to attend Fisk University in Nashville.
One of them was a student by the name of Benjamin Holmes. He is a Woodlawn senior who has been accepted into 31 colleges and earned more than one million dollars in scholarships. Holmes says Fisk is at the top of his list.