HBCU Homecoming Chronicles: A Thorobred Reunion at Kentucky State University

One of the most anticipated times in the HBCU community happens every fall, HBCU homecoming season! HBCU Homecoming is more than just a weekend event; it is a family reunion and a time where alumni return to their alma maters to reconnect with old friends, faculty, and the indomitable spirit of their respective institutions. It’s a celebration of achievement, a showcase of talent, and a testament to the enduring legacy of HBCUs. This year, we kicked off our Historically Black Since Fall 2023 homecoming tour in the Kentucky capital of Frankfort at Kentucky State University on September 29-30th. Founded in 1886 and originally called the State Normal School for Colored Persons,  KSU is one of the two HBCU hidden gems located in the state of Kentucky.

Here are a few more things you should know about the University:

Kentucky State University is a public land grant University

Mascot- The athletic teams are known as the Thorobreds

Notable alum include:

Whitney Young Jr.- Civil rights activist 

Harrison Benjamin Wilson Jr. – Second President HBCU Norfolk State University

John Ayers Merritt – College football coach

They also have an Aquaculture Research Center, which conducts research on fish farming and related topics. This research helps support the aquaculture industry in Kentucky.

Checkout our recap videos from KSU homecoming below:

Where the HBCU Culture Resides