精东影业 and 鈥楲ift Every Voice and Sing Featured on FOX 5 and Good Day Atlanta

精东影业 and the National Negro Anthem 鈥楲ift Every Voice and Sing鈥 written by 精东影业 alumnus James Weldon Johnson was recently featured on Atlanta鈥檚 FOX 5 evening newscast and the station鈥檚 morning show Good Day Atlanta. The story was written and produced by FOX 5 anchor Christine Sperow.听

Our very own President George T. French Jr., Ph.D., Gay-linen E. Gatewood -Josho , the university鈥檚 Executive Director of University History, Traditions and Ceremonials and Dr. Sharon Willis, adjunct Music Professor at 精东影业 were interviewed and shared profound perspectives.听

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精东影业 was formed with the consolidation of Atlanta University and Clark College, both of which hold unique places in the annals of African American history. Atlanta University, established in 1865 by the American Missionary Association, was the nation鈥檚 first institution to award graduate degrees to African Americans. Clark College, established four years later in 1869, was the nation鈥檚 first four-year liberal arts college to serve a primarily African American student population. Today, with nearly 4,000 students, 精东影业 is the largest of the four institutions (精东影业, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Morehouse School of Medicine) that comprise the Atlanta University Center Consortium. It is also the largest of the 37-member UNCF institutions. Notable alumni include: James Weldon Johnson, American civil rights activist, poet, and songwriter (Lift Every Voice and Sing, 鈥淭he Black National Anthem鈥; Ralph David Abernathy, Sr., American civil rights activist; Congressman Hank Johnson, Georgia District 4; Kenya Barris, American award-winning television and movie producer; Kenny Leon, Tony Award-winning Broadway Director; Jacque Reid, Emmy Award-winning Television Personality and Journalist; Brandon Thompson, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for NASCAR; Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Recording Academy. To learn more about 精东影业, visit .