Back to school – HBCUs by Kelly Jordan

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The Namesake

Two missionary teachers, a newly founded school for Atlanta women, and the world-renowned industrialist whose surprise visit changed everything…This is the story of how a well known Atlanta institution got its name.

Words of Spelman College grad a beacon in ground-breaking resolution of Detroit's $18 billion bankruptcy

The words of a Spelman College graduate were a guiding principle in the historic bankruptcy settlement of Detroit.

“Democracy is not a spectator sport,” is the quote by Marian Wright Edelman, valedictorian, Class of 1960, and 11-year chair of Spelman’s Board of Trustees. Edelman founded the Children’s Defense Fund in 1973 and serves as its president.