Freshmen STAND UP! WE see you & WE miss YOU! These shout outs are for YOU!
This week we are taking a break from asking “how you feel” and we are asking:
*** How will you CELEBRATE Juneteenth ***
June 18, 1909
Nannie Burroughs founded National Training School for Women.
The National Training School for Women and Girls educated black women from around the world. Unlike other prominent black schools, such as the Tuskegee Institute, the founders did not request money from white donors. Nannie Helen Burroughs, the daughter of formerly enslaved people, piloted the project.
Today we stepping with the brothers of the “Playboi” Pi Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.!
National Pan-Hellenic Council Fraternities and sororities had “Greek Sings” that were popular since the inception of black Greek organizations in the early 1900s. This tradition gradually became to be used to celebrate initiations into the world of Greeks. The chapters would gather on campus and sing uplifting songs and cheers about their fraternity or sorority. In later years when the Greeks sung songs, they added movements such as walking in a circle and clapping hands. The sororities were singing songs up to the early eighties, and all of the sororities still have traditional songs that they sing today. Meanwhile, the fraternities began to add movement to their songs.
In later years “Greek Sings” became “Greek Shows” which were a major event and still are to this day. The first official Greek Show was held at Howard University in 1976. Stepping has been popularized by National Pan-Hellenic Council member organizations who give tributes to their historical Greek letter organizations and also perform at local and national competitions. Stepping has become popular among the Greek organizations to show spirit and pride in their fraternity or sorority.
Today, we want you to take a photo that represents something meaningful that you missed out on due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ms. LaToya shared her picture of the day!
This year Ms. LaToya’s baby sister is graduating from high school, and due to COVID-19 they were not able to attend a normal graduation or have a huge celebration like they did for the rest of the family.
Post your photos on Instagram each day using #BGCCPPhotoChallenge.
The letters “HBCU” are an acronym for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. They are schools that were founded on the belief that every individual deserves access to a college or higher education in the early 1800s. Over 100 public and private schools have earned the HBCU designation from The US Department of Education. Today HBCUs serve students of all races. Here is a list of North Carolina HBCU’s for you to look into for your future college career!
NORTH CAROLINA HBCUs
Can you identify at least two notable alumni who attended these schools?