Blogs Menu

Blogs
View Latest Posts
View Subscriptions
Posting Instructions

Active Bloggers

Ivan Butcher II Ivan Butcher II
class of
Kennedy Williams Kennedy Williams
Spelman College class of 2020
Reggie Culpepper Reggie Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
Anica Oaks Anica Oaks
class of 2012
Kamal Imani Kamal Imani
class of
HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Loren Moss Loren Moss
The Ohio St Univ class of 1991
PAT BARROW PAT BARROW
class of

Oakwood University Celebrates 124 Years of Service

Oakwood University Celebrates 124 Years of Service
Posted By: Reggie Culpepper on November 17, 2020

In recognition of 124 years of transforming lives, Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala., celebrated Founders Day at 12:00 noon on Monday, November 16, 2020, at the Oakwood Farms Market Pavilion.

Oakwood was founded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1896 to educate African-Americans of the South who had recently been freed from slavery. The property, 375-acres of a former **** plantation, was dotted with 65 towering oak trees, which gave way to the name "Oakwood." Originally, the school was called "Oakwood Industrial School,” opening its doors on November 16, 1896, with 16 students. The former **** plantation was at one time the early residence of America’s most famous ****, Dred Scott.



Oakwood University now serves 1,422 students and manages three industries on its 1,185 acre property:

• Oakwood Farms
• Edible Arrangements
• Oakwood University Memorial Gardens Cemetery

The campus is considered one of the historical landmarks of the cosmopolitan city of Huntsville, with its population of approximately 202,0000 people in north central Alabama.

Oakwood University continues to view education as indispensable in preparation for wider service to God and to humanity. President Leslie Pollard said, “For 124 years, Oakwood has advanced the mission of Seventh-day Adventist education, creating competent Christian professionals for servant leadership. Since 1896, we have had the honor and privilege of serving the Huntsville and Madison County community, and I am immensely grateful for the 124th year celebration of Oakwood University.”

If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!
Comments
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
IBM Forms $2 Million Partnership with Alabama State University to Help Close Gap in STEM!
TMCF and The University of Pennsylvania Hosts Webinar To Introduce Graduate Programs to HBCU Students
The Commercial Real Estate Industry Needs You!
Mother and Son Both to Graduate from Alabama State University This Weekend
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund / Hennessy Fellowship Program for HBCU Graduate Students - Apply Today!
Check Out These Job Openings at AbbVie on HBCU CONNECT
Latest Blogs
STUDENT DEBT

STUDENT DEBT

A Work / Study Program, sort of community service operations, would be the excellent lesson in civil service, set-up much like how citizens serve in the arm forces, to work off their debt. The service ...more
Ivan Butcher II • 22 Views • November 24th, 2020
4 Ways to Handle Dry Skin if Regular Moisturizing Doesn’t Work

4 Ways to Handle Dry Skin if Regular Moisturizing Doesn’t Work

If you experience dry skin frequently in college, you’ve likely tried applying moisturizer to remedy the problem. However, moisturizer may not be giving you the results that you want, and you should c ...more
Anica Oaks • 15 Views • November 24th, 2020
Black Beauty Matters

Black Beauty Matters

I love to inspire our women as I was raised to respect, protect, love and admire the Black Woman. Kamal Imani Black Beauty Matters ...more
Kamal Imani • 43 Views • November 22nd, 2020
Come Up For Air! (A Must See Video)

Come Up For Air! (A Must See Video)

You know how Morpheus in the Matrix told Neo "You can feel it all around you"? I know you're feeling that you would like to breathe normally. Here is your chance to dance, vent and get it out. C ...more
Kamal Imani • 114 Views • November 21st, 2020
4 Rewarding Options for Students to Study at Home During the Pandemic

4 Rewarding Options for Students to Study at Home During the Pandemic

Studying at home is a far different process for traditional students than they may have expected. Gone are most of the electives that they may have enjoyed, replaced with classes that are still trying ...more
Hannah Whittenly • 95 Views • November 20th, 2020
Popular Blogs
Divorce in America in 2009 – What’s love got to do, got to do with it?

Divorce in America in 2009 – What’s love got to do, got to do with it?

Join Brother Marcus and the cast and the crew of the Brother Marcus Show live this Sunday evening on February 1, 2009 @ 8:00 p.m. for another hot topic in our community! “Divorce in America in 2009 ...more
Brother Marcus! • 196,554 Views • January 27th, 2009
VISINE ALERT!!!

VISINE ALERT!!!

Seemingly innocent medication such as Visine eyedrops are used by people to concoct a mixture with similar effects as a date-rape drug. When mixed with alcohol and taken orally, the eyedrops can l ...more
Siebra Muhammad • 46,330 Views • May 23rd, 2009
THE MOST FAMOUS WORDS IN NASCAR RACING IS NOW

THE MOST FAMOUS WORDS IN NASCAR RACING IS NOW "GOTCHA" THIEF !

IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS FOLKS: Some of our Republican senators and congressman..are Swearing & Wearing White Sheets Also ..NASCAR was given 70million dollars in tax breaks ..in the New Fiscal Cliff Deal ...more
David Right • 43,808 Views • December 28th, 2012
Black College Student Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Kissing a White Girl

Black College Student Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Kissing a White Girl

Albert N. Wilson, a former University of Kansas student, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and a lifetime of probation after being convicted by an all-white jury of raping a white teen girl. Bu ...more
Will Moss • 34,914 Views • June 4th, 2020
Black History Daily:  Who Was the First Black Female Dentist?

Black History Daily: Who Was the First Black Female Dentist?

In 1890 Ida Gray Nelson Rollins (1867-1953) became the first black woman to earn a doctor of dental surgery degree in the United States. She graduated from the University of Michigan in June. Nelson ...more
Stacie Coulter • 23,118 Views • August 22nd, 2011
Please Give Us a Like on Facebook!