U.S. Congress Recognizes Morehouse’s Sesquicentennial

Date Released: February 14, 2017

Praise for Morehouse College reached all the way to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Feb. 14, the college’s 150th Founder’s Day.

Morehouse alum Rep. Sanford Bishop ’68 (D-GA) read a proclamation in front of Congress in honor of his alma mater’s sesquicentennial.

“Throughout its 150-year history, Morehouse College has made a significant mark on our state, our nation, and the world,” Bishop said. “Here many notable men gained the knowledge and training that enabled them to become some of the greatest influences of our time, including Dr. Martin Luther king Jr., noted theologian Dr. Howard Thurmond. Civil rights leader, Julian Bond. Filmmaker, Shelton “Spike” Lee. Olympic gold medalist, Edwin Moses. C.E.O. of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Emmitt Carson. And many more.” 

Bishop also reflected on his time as an undergraduate, when he was able to get to know then President Benjamin E. Mays on a personal level and had the opportunity to follow fellow alum Dr. King in the Civil Rights Movement.

The congressman concluded by looking to the future of the college.

“It is my hope that the generations of Morehouse Men of today and tomorrow will continue the progress and then continue to leave their marks on our nation and the world.”



Last Modified: June 8, 2017, 14:06 PM, by: Synera Shelton

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