Join the #RoadTo100WithABC in Today's Final Hours of The BigPayback!

The Big Payback began yesterday and ends tonight at 6 p.m. CT.  If you missed the kickoff yesterday, you can still make a gift today; AND any donations received between now and 1 p.m. CT will increase our chances to win a special match gift from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. All funds raised will help American Baptist College fulfill its mission to educate, graduate, and prepare diverse students for Christian leadership, service, and social justice in the world. 

We are counting on your support toward our $6,000 goal.
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Plan For Our 2022 Graduation Activities

American Baptist College will host two graduation events on May 18 and May 19, 2022.

Both events will be held at the historic Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2708 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN 37208.

Both graduation events will be live streamed. You can watch from the American Baptist College Facebook account, @abcedu1924, or the Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church  Facebook account, @JStreetChurch.
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ABC Crawfish Queens

R. C. Matthews, one of the contractors used by American Baptist College, held its annual Crawfish Boil recently and some officials from ABC attended the event and enjoyed the delicacies. It was a fun event at the company's headquarters in downtown Nashville. Clara Williams, American Baptist College bursar, said, "The food was good and the hospitality was great."

The R.C. Matthews Company's relationship with the College extends back to the renovations of Griggs Hall completed in 2015, and their recent work includes the expansion of the Susie McClure Library and repair work in the cottages.
An excerpt from President Joe Biden:

 Each May we raise awareness about the importance of mental health and its impact on the well-being of all Americans, including children, adults, families, and communities across our Nation. We also give thanks to the dedicated mental health providers whose service and support improve the lives of so many Americans.  We stand in solidarity with those who are experiencing mental health conditions, renewing our commitment to providing them with the support they need and deserve. 

Even before the pandemic, millions of Americans were experiencing stress, trauma, anxiety, and heightened levels of depression. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated those conditions, creating an unprecedented mental health crisis across our country. Communities of color, frontline workers, [and] health care workers have been disproportionately impacted, and the rate of depression across the country has more than tripled compared to rates in 2019.

Read the entire proclamation at
If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, there are ways to get help.

Call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger, or go to the nearest emergency room.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En español 1-888-628-9454

Crisis Text Line
Text “HELLO” to 741741
The Crisis Text hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the U.S. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.

View the National Institute of Mental Health 5 action steps for helping someone in emotional pain infographic to see how you can help those in distress.

The Washington Post - Vanderbilt Taps 26 Notable Names to Democracy Project Board

Tennessee Tribune - 2022 MLK Joint Day of Service Set for April 2

Tennessee Tribune - More Than 65 TN College and University Leaders Urge Members Of Congress to Double Maximum Pell Grant Award

Tennessee Lookout - Artist McBride Drew Inspiration from John Lewis

Aviation Pros -The Tennessee Tribune Store Debuts at Nashville International Airport

Globe News Wire - Cutting-Edge Technology Platform Encredibox Partners With American Baptist College to Safely Provide Career Coaching Essentials

The Tennessean - Nashville Historical Commission Secures Grant to Study City's Civil Rights Movement

Tennessee Tribune - American Baptist Enthusiastically Celebrates 97 Years

American Baptist College has survived and thrived for 97 years. Established out of a desire to train African American preachers, it now is a full-fledged Historically Black College/University and offers both Associate's and Bachelor's degrees. Nestled on the “Holy” Hill in North Nashville, this College is a treasured institution in teaching, guiding and developing leaders of social change for the 21st century and beyond. Our work places a SEAL (Social Justice, Equity, Advocacy, and Leadership) on the world. 
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