Author: Gloria

“Ida Comes Home”

Ida B. Wells-Barnett Social Justice Weekend July 12-15, 2018 MAJOR EVENTS RECEPTION Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Beckley Center PRAYER BREAKFAST Friday, July 13, 2018 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Asbury United Methodist Church SYMPOSIUM Friday, July 13, 2018 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Doxey Hall  5K RUN/WALK Saturday, July 14,…

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Ida B. Wells, greatly influenced by the brutal 1892 lynching of three African-American men in Memphis, TN, Tom Moss, Calvin McDowell and Will Stewart in 1892, Wells was inspired to write articles decrying the lynching of African Americans.  Putting her own life at risk, she spent two months traveling in the South, gathering information on…

Rust College

         Rust College Holly Springs, Mississippi ACCREDITATION Rust College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges to award Associate and Baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Rust College. VISION Our vision…

Giants of Rust College Past and Present

Ida B. Wells-Barnett, (born July 16, 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi), is a product of Shaw University (now Rust College), a school for newly freed slaves where she received her education and early schooling.  Orphaned at the age of 16 following the death of her parents, Ida became a teacher in segregated public schools in…