Reunited and it felt so good

By Tom Buterbaugh | Photography by Jeff Montgomery and Madison Meyer

Homecoming 2021 brought a spirited fellowship to campus. Alumni returned to partake in more than 100 events, including the Heritage Circle Banquet Thursday evening, the Black & Gold Banquet Friday evening, the parade Saturday morning, a whopping 64-7 victory by the football team Saturday afternoon following a huge tailgate with several food trucks, the magical musical “Elf” Friday and Saturday evenings, and the Sankofa Gala Saturday evening.

The highlight of the weekend was the dedication of the Anthony and Wright Administration Building Saturday morning along with three monuments honoring the seven African American alumni who were trailblazers on the path of integration. Families and friends of J.C. Lewis Brown, Walter Cunningham, David Johnson, Thelma Fae Smith, Curtis Sykes, Elijah Anthony and Howard Wright joyfully participated in the moving ceremony.

Bro. Anthony said in his response, “See what the Lord has done.” Dr. Wright expressed it as “a bridge over a racial divide displaying unity, progress and love.” 

Reuniting never felt so good.

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