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Samford Professor Invited to White House for Screening of Movie Till
Christopher Metress has spent nearly 30 years researching Emmett Till's case, resulting in an invitation to the White House for the screening of the movie Till.
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Celebrating Women’s History Month at Samford
March is Women’s History Month, commemorating the contributions of women to United States history.
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Nationally Recognized Expert on Prison Conditions Headlines 29th Annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium
Cumberland School of Law and its Black Law Students Association presented the 29th Annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium, featuring Andrea Armstrong, is a leading national expert on prison and jail conditions.
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Samford Hosts Discussion on Water Crisis
Samford’s Cumberland School of Law and Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives partnered to host a discussion based on the recent water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, titled “Got Water? The Jackson, Mississippi, Water Crisis”.
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Samford Preserves and Honors Black History
From civil rights to religious life, Black Alabamians have contributed to the history of the state since its founding in 1819. Samford University was founded as Howard College just 22 years later in 1841. As such, the university has watched the history of African Americans in Alabama unfold from slave labor on campus to the integration of Black students to the dedication of the Racial Reconciliation Memorial in 2022.
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Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives Welcomes Inaugural Diversity Faculty Fellows
Ahinee Amamoo and Courtney Haun are the inaugural Diversity Faculty Fellows for the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives (ODII).
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Celebrating Black History Month
February is Black History Month and Samford University plans to celebrate the occasion with several events for students, faculty and community members to enjoy.
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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Through Acts of Service
Martin Luther King Jr. once said, Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.
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How Samford University and Miles College are Partnering to Bridge the Gap
Samford University and Miles College are joining forces to “bridge the gap" through an initiative of Interfaith America, Bridging the Gap endeavors to teach students how to truly listen, understand, be heard, and seek common ground — without comprising deeply held values.
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Diversity Development Grants Seek to Achieve Samford’s Vision
The Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives annually allocates a designated amount of funds to support Samford’s goal of creating a more inclusive and diverse campus community. In congruence with Samford’s vision, the office also seeks to promote a diverse community, stressing vigorous learning and personal faith, in the Baptist tradition.
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Samford Launches Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Minor
2020 was a year of civil unrest. The murder of George Floyd sparked outrage across the country, inspiring many people and institutions to reflect on how they could be better allies in the fight against racism.
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Samford University Pays Homage To First-Generation College Students
“There is something special about being first,” said Bridget Rose. “Being a first-generation college student is special too.”

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