Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni
Apr. 26, 2021—As alumni, we can help graduating Commodores prepare for the new chapter in their lives by encouraging and supporting them with mentorship and internship and job opportunities. Let’s show the Class of 2021 what it means to be Vanderbilt for Life.
Feb. 19, 2021—A new Vanderbilt event series highlighting diverse voices on vital issues, ’Dores in Dialogue, kicked off on Dec. 2, 2020, with a conversation on eliminating racial disparities in public safety and policing. The event was presented by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association and the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni.
Jan. 26, 2021—Author Alice Randall, writer in residence in African American and Diaspora Studies, will discuss her new book, "Black Bottom Saints," during a virtual event on Thursday, Feb. 4. The event, open to all faculty, staff and alumni, will begin at 5 p.m. CT and be conducted via Zoom.
Nov. 29, 2020—Vice Chancellor André Churchwell, Vice Provost William H. Robinson and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor August Washington will discuss Vanderbilt University's role in eliminating racial disparities in public safety in an online event on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 7 p.m.
Oct. 16, 2019—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center will celebrate its 35th anniversary during Reunion Weekend. The center, which was dedicated in April 1984, will mark the milestone with numerous events and programs.
Oct. 15, 2018—The Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni presented Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director David Williams with its inaugural legacy award Friday afternoon at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.
Mar. 30, 2017—Sociology lecturer Rosevelt Noble has been named director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center and a faculty head on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.
Aug. 15, 2014—Georgetown University law professor and Vanderbilt alumna Sheryll Cashin will discuss her new book on affirmative action Sept. 4 in the first Chancellor's Lecture of the academic year.
Oct. 22, 2010—Watch award-winning author and filmmaker M.K. Asante deliver Vanderbilt’s annual Walter R. Murray Jr. Lecture. Hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “a rare, remarkable talent that brings to mind the great artists of the Harlem Renaissance,” Asante is the author of three celebrated books and films. Murray was the first African American to serve on...