150th Founders’ Week Celebration

Monday, October 14th

8:45 a.m.
150th Celebration Kick-Off and Dedicatory Prayer

Memorial Plaza | Woodworth Chapel

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
The Impact of a Tougaloo College Education:  Telling the Story “Through Students’ Eyes”

An interdisciplinary discussion by Tougaloo College Undergraduate Research Students
Facilitator:  Dr. Sharri Walker, Chair, Biology Department, Leadership Alliance and McNair Scholar

6:00 p.m.
Sesquicentennial Exhibit: A Pictorial History of Tougaloo College
Small Art Gallery | Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center
Presenters: Bruce O’Hara, Professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Tony Bounds, College Archivist
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Tuesday, October 15th

11:00 a.m.
The Impact of a Tougaloo College Education:  Telling the Story “Through Alumni Eyes”

An interdisciplinary discussion by Tougaloo College Alumni
Auditorium | Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center
Facilitator:  Dr. Miranda Freeman, Dean of Humanities, Mellon Faculty Doctoral Fellow
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6:00 p.m.
Celebrating the Liberal Arts and the Noble Profession of Teaching
Where History Meets the Future:  The Daniel Hand School /Tougaloo Preparatory School and the
Michelle Obama Early College High School:  An Intergenerational Panel Discussion
Auditorium | Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center
Saluting graduates of the Daniel Hand School

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Wednesday, October 16th

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
2019-2020 Student Government Association Officers Installation Ceremony

Woodworth Chapel

1:30 p.m.
Presidential Lecture: Celebrating 150 Years of Social Justice
Speaker:  The Honorable Constance Slaughter Harvey
Honoring Civil Rights Activist Dr. James Loewen, Author of “Lies My Teacher Told Me,
Lies Across America, and Sundown Towns”
Saluting the Tougaloo Nine
Woodworth Chapel
Facilitator:  Dr. Daphne Chamberlain
Reception to immediately follow the Presidential Lecture
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5:00 p.m.

A Tribute to Faculty and Staff with 25 or more years of service to Tougaloo College
Maurice and Mavis James Courtyard
Honorees:  Dr. Kamal Abdelrahman, Dr. James Brown, Dr. James Coleman, Mary P Davis, Atef El-dabbour, Carolyn Evans, Machelle Fleming, Ida Guice, Dr. Glake Hill, Dr. Larry Johnson, Beverly Kelly, Johnnie Mae Maberry, Kelle Menogan Dr. Richard McGinnis, Bruce O’Hara, Carolyn Robinson, Dr. Stephen Rozman, Sharron T. Streeter, Shunessa White, Norma Williams, Brenda Wilson, Camille Wilson, Dr. Valvia Wilson, Dr. William Woods.
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6:00 p.m.
Celebrating 150 Years of Leadership: 1869-2019

Honoring Tougaloo College Former and Current Board of Trustees and Presidents
 

Thursday, October 17th

8:00 a.m.
9th Annual Golf–A-Thon Scholarship Fundraiser
Hosted by the Washington Area Tougaloo Alumni Chapter
Eagle Ridge Golf Course | Raymond Mississippi
For more information, contact John Rosenthall at 703-624-2257 or jrosenthall@msn.com
  Event Flyer

12:00 p.m.
Founders’ Week Talk - The Boddie Plantation: Remember, Reflect, Renew
Auditorium | Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center
Presenter:  Sharron Streeter, Chair, Mathematics & Computer Science Department

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Gallery Talks:
Tougaloo Art Gallery | Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center
Facilitators:  Dr. Redell Hearn, Curator, Mississippi Museum of Art Collections, “Art and Wellness:
Meditation of a Movement”
Turry Flucker, Curator, Tougaloo College Art Collections, “The Art of Democracy”
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7:00 p.m.
Coronation of Mister & Miss Tougaloo College, Houston G. Sneed and Mallory Greer
Kroger Gymnasium | George A. & Ruth B. Owens Health & Wellness Center

Friday, October 18th

10:00 a.m. & 12 p.m.
19th Kincheloe Research Presentations
Kincheloe Hall

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
“Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders: Daughters of the Mississippi Freedom Struggle” Panel Discussion
Woodworth Chapel
Panelists:  Margaret Kibbee, Dr. Dorie Ladner, Euvester Simpson, Dr. Flonzie Brown Wright
Sponsors: The Mississippi Center for Justice and the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement

3:00 p.m.
70th Anniversary Celebration Registrants’ Reception

Gamma Omicron Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Hilton Hotel

7:00 p.m.
Tougaloo College National Alumni Association’s 26th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet

Hilton Jackson Hotel
For tickets, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 601-977-7836.
Honorees: Albert Bazar Britton, MD (Posthumously), Medicine; Carolyn Voncile Walker Henderson, Business; Delores Bolden Stamps, PhD, Education; John Veasley, DDS, Medicine; Earnestine Willis, MD, Medicine

Saturday, October 19th

8:00 a.m.
Special Call Meeting of the Tougaloo College National Alumni Association
Auditorium | Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center

9:00 a.m.
TCNAA Board of Directors Meeting

Auditorium | Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center

10:00 a.m.
150th Anniversary Parade
Tougaloo Community
Parade Marshal:  Alumnus H. T. Drake, Tougaloo Community Ambassador 
Featuring College Bands:  Alcorn State University “Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite,” Rust College; High School Bands: Murrah High, Provine, Jim Hill, Lanier, and Wingfield.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Gamma Upsilon Necrology Ceremony

70th Anniversary Celebration
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated
Gamma Upsilon Chapter
Woodworth Chapel

1:00 p.m.
19th Kincheloe Research Presentations
Kincheloe Hall

1:00 – 6:00 p.m.  
Gamma Upsilon/Gamma Omicron 70th Celebration Picnic
James C. Coleman Athletics Complex

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Kincheloe Society Celebrates Excellence and Achievement in Science
Honoring Dr. Richard McGinnis for 50 years of service
Maurice and Mavis James Courtyard
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7:00 p.m. | Sesquicentennial Birthday Celebration
Party like its 1869:  An Evening of Entertainment with Tougaloo STARS
Campus Green | Owens Health & Wellness Center
Featuring Tougaloo Alumni: Best of Jackson Recording Artist Rhonda Chambers-Davis; Terrence Evans and Friends featuring Stylings of “Powerhouse” Tonya Boyd Cannon; Jackson Idol Winner and former Miss Tougaloo College Bridgette Shields; and Tougaloo Stellar Aspiring Student Artists.
Alumni, families and friends are invited to the campus for an evening of musical performances.
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Sunday, October 20th

10:00 a.m.
150th Founders’ Convocation

Special performances by the Tougaloo College Concert Choir, Past and Present
Speaker - The Honorable Tomie T. Green '73 Senior Circuit Judge Seventh Circuit Court District (Hinds County) - State of Mississippi
Woodworth Chapel
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Event Date: 

Monday, October 14, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, October 20, 2019 (All day)