HBCU MADE: A CELEBRATION OF THE BLACK COLLEGE EXPERIENCE with Ayesha Rascoe

Graphic for the event with Ayesha Rascoe at Winston Salem State University on Monday, February 12 at 6 pm Join Bookmarks and Winston-Salem State University for HBCU MADE: A CELEBRATION OF THE BLACK COLLEGE EXPERIENCE with Ayesha Rascoe on Monday, February 12th at Winston-Salem State University in the Donald Julian Reaves Student Activities Center Room 100 at 6:00 pm!

Tickets are free with registration required. At checkout, you will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of HBCU MADE: A Celebration of the Black College Experience. Additional books will be available for purchase at the event.

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This will be a conversation event with Ayesha Rascoe in conversation with Dr Santiba D Campbell with the moderator to be announced.

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About the Book

HBCU MADE: A Celebration of the Black College Experience (on-sale January 30, 2024), edited and with a foreword by Ayesha Rascoe, host of National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday. This joyous and moving collection includes a distinguished and diverse set of contributors including Oprah WinfreyStacey AbramsBranford MarsalisRoy Wood Jr, along with other prominent and up-and-coming alumni. HBCU MADE beautifully pulls back the curtain on the lived experience of prominent graduates while also shining a bright light on the significant contribution that HBCUs have made to American culture. HBCU MADE, the first book of its kind to feature famous alumni sharing direct accounts of their Black college experience, presents a collection of vulnerable and candid personal essays about the schools that nurtured, challenged, and educated them. From political figures to respected writers, from outstanding dancers to prominent performers, this array of voices describe why they chose their HBCU, their first days on campus, the excitement of homecoming, and the relief of finally feeling understood. Stacey Abrams recounts her time at Spelman as a crucial moment that inarguably altered her trajectory and shaped her sense capability; Honoree Fanonne Jeffers loved her time at Talladega because, for the first time in her life, she didn’t have to justify reading books by Black authors; and Brandon Gilpin describes his HBCU experience as being “nothing short of a miracle.” For some, the choice to attend an HBCU was an easy one, as they followed in the footsteps of their parents or siblings. And for others, it was a carefully considered step away from a predominantly white institution to be educated in a place where they would never have to justify their presence.

About the Author

Ayesha Rascoe is the host of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday and the weekend episodes of Up First. Prior to her role as host, Rascoe was a White House Correspondent. She covered three presidential administrations. As a part of the White House team, she was also a regular on the NPR Politics Podcast. Before joining NPR, Rascoe spent the first decade of her career at Reuters, rising from a news assistant to an energy reporter to eventually covering the White House. While at Reuters, Rascoe covered some of the biggest energy and environmental stories of the past decade, including the 2010 BP oil spill. She’s a proud graduate of Howard University.

About the Conversation Partner

Dr Santiba D Campbell is a native of North Carolina, Dr. Campbell received her BA in psychology from Winston-Salem State University. She earned her MA and PhD in the field of social psychology from the University of Delaware. Her basic research question addresses; What factors determine whether, in the face of perpetual threats posed by racism and racial discrimination, African Americans maintain positive psychological well-being, physical health, achieve success and reach personal goals, or adopt negative self-images and other destructive behaviors? This is studied through the lens of racial identity development, intersectionality, and contemplative practices, with an interest in college student success and satisfaction. She is a registered yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance and serves on the ethics committee. Dr. Campbell currently serves as the Faculty Senate President and Ex-Officio member of the Board of Trustees at Bennett College.


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Event date: 
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Winston-Salem State University
601 South Martin Luther King Junior Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27110