Founded in 1867, Morehouse College is known for producing black men of excellence out of Atlanta, Ga. We often hear graduates differentiate between the terms “Man of Morehouse” versus a “Morehouse Man” so we wanted to speak directly with graduates and get their take on what the Morehouse effect is all about.
“Morehouse challenged my patience, which in turn helped me develop more of it. Likewise, Mother Morehouse shaped the rest of what my family could not.”
Graduating year– 2021
What was your life like before attending Morehouse College?
My life prior to Morehouse College was interesting. I was always involved, which allowed for me to fill my time with productive things to do. Being from Chicago, i often had to read my surroundings before entering a space.
What inspired your decision to attend Morehouse ?
Being so involved in high school, I often had educators mention Morehouse to me before I even knew what it was. Likewise, I am a huge fan of Dr. King, an alum of the institution as well.
Are there other HBCU graduates in your family or are you first generation? If first generation, how does it feel starting the legacy of HBCU greatness?
My older sister attended Florida Memorial University, an HBCU in Miami. She paved the way for me. I am considered a first generation HBCU graduate, which gives me great pride. i cannot wait to one day see the legacy i created.
How did attending Morehouse College transform you into the man you are today ?
Morehouse challenged my patience, which in turn helped me develop more of it. Likewise, Mother Morehouse shaped the rest of what my family could not.
What were some of the most memorable moments of your HBCU experience?
My most memorable moments were in the first week of school. During NSO, where I met lifelong brothers!!
Leave us with some words of advice for future Morehouse Men
I would tell any man of Morehouse to hit the grown running, do not get caught up in the AUC hype, and focus on self development!
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