Tennessee State University has been consistently listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “Guide to America’s Best Colleges” for more than a dozen years, maintaining one of the highest graduation rates among the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) and the highest in the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) system. Learn more at www.tnstate.edu
African captives rise up against slavery in Talladega murals
In 1938, the historically black Talladega College commissioned artist Hale Woodruff to create a series of paintings telling the story of the Amistad, when 53 Africans revolted on a Spanish ship carrying them to slavery one century earlier. A traveling exhibition organized by the High Museum in Atlanta showcases the Talladega murals, now on view at the Smithsonian. Jeffrey Brown reports.
Talladega College, located in Talladega, Alabama, is a private, liberal arts college. It holds the distinction as Alabama's oldest private historically black college. As of 2009 the school received full SACS accreditation The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865,