Thursday, February 15, 2007

Morehouse College Founder's Day

Well I have to really check on the date Morehouse uses for its birthday. Last year Spelman College celebrated 125 years. This year Morehouse Celebrates 140. We've got a long way to go to celebrate 200 and that's in another 60 years.

At events such as this you will see alumni. Particularly famous ones. It could be Founder's Day or Homecoming and you can run into alumni such as movie director Spike Lee. Or perhaps you might run into some black celebrities such as Robert Townsend (What is doing these days anyway?). There are surely more names to mention.

Today though Morehouse College had a convocation to celebrate 140 years. We had a speaker an alumni who has made waves in the academic world, Dr. Eddie S. Glaude. He made a speech about leadership. Perhaps everyone of us has the ability to be great and we can't just wait for the next big thing to come along. That is we can no longer wait for a Dr. King (another famous Morehouse Man). So that was the gist of his message.

One last thing to share. As a graduation requirement Men of Morehouse (see the difference) must attend this convocation and other events known as Crown Forum. Well there is a point to it, but I've not figured out what that's spposed to be. At the end anyone at King Chapel must link up and sing (sometimes with the Morehouse Glee Club) the college hymn. You don't have to sing it but I will share it with you.

"Dear Old Morehouse"

Dear old Morehouse, dear old Morehouse
We have pledged our lives to thee;
And we'll ever, yea forever
Give ourselves in loyalty.

True forever, true forever
To old Morehouse may we be;
So to bind each son the other
Into ties more brotherly.

Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit
Make us steadfast, honest true
To old Morehouse and her ideals
And in all things that we do

1 comment:

Nick said...

I can make the video a 2 part video.. but i don't know what else to show..

hmmm.. any suggestions?

Nick Schmidt

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