Congratulating Our New SGA Officers

Please join in congratulating our new 2022-2023 Student Government Association officers — Ms. Harmonie Hall, President; Mr. Mondale Smiley, Vice President; and Ms. Felicia Fregene, Secretary. They will seek to complete the 2022-2023 cabinet with the guidance of faculty and staff advisors.

Thanks to the students who voted and those who chose to run for office.

Ketanji Brown Jackson
Confirmed by Senate

United States President Joe Biden's nominee, Judge Ketanji  Brown Jackson, has been confirmed by the United States Senate on Thursday, April 7, 2022. She will be the first Black woman to become a Supreme Court Justice. 

We Remember Martin Luther King Jr.

On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot and killed while standing on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. His slaying was followed by a wave of rioting. 

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By providing a financial contribution, you can directly impact their lives, this community, and our world.

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TSU Women of Legend and Merit 

Congratulations to Mrs. Phyllis Hildreth, vice president of institutional strategy and chief of staff, who was honored by the Tennessee State University Women's Center as a 2022 Woman of Legend and Merit.

New Civil Rights Marker in Nashville

Last month, the Nashville Parks and Recreation Department unveiled a historical marker recognizing the racially motivated closure of the city's swimming pools in 1961. It was an act that until recently had been covered over in the city's history, just as the pools were covered.

The following are excerpts from Nashville’s NewsChannel5 coverage of the unveiling:

"There are people still alive today who remember, because of the color of their skin, they could not go swimming," said Supervisor of Visual Arts Joshua Wagner. “In two days, all 21 pools around the city were shut down.”

Dr. Augustus Bankhead, a Tennessee State University professor at the time, wrote a letter to the editor of the Tennessean because he could not be silent any longer. "The pool closed for reasons that were just totally unnecessary," he said.

This was during the time that Nashville was changing, seeing students fight for the desegregation of their city. Five years after the pool's closing, Bankhead remembers standing at the gate surrounding it.

"It never reopened," he said. "I just felt the desire, need, whatever to say something."

Bankhead's letter July 1966 letter was titled “Dry Pool Is Grim Monument.” In it, he said, "Let it stand as a reminder that in this decade, we were not ready to accept men as men."

His letter is part of a display that was at the Centennial Art Center throughout March 2022.

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Road to 100 Big Payback Campaign

Mark your calendars for The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Big Payback! American Baptist College will be participating in this exciting annual day of giving. 

The Big Payback begins at 6 p.m. CT on Wednesday, May 4, and end at 6 p.m. CT on Thursday, May 5. More details coming soon!

Seven Last Sayings of Jesus Christ

The Rev. Dr. Patriciia Brock will participate in the Seven Last Sayings, sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council. The event will be at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Wightman Chapel on Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. CT. 
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Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Let's do our part to stop the spread. Wear a properly fitted mask, wash your hands regularly, and cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. 

For those who have not taken a vaccine/booster, visit to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
April 12 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Central Magnet High School College Fair
Murfreesboro, TN 
April 16 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Black College Expo
Chicago, IL  
April 30 | 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Common Black College Application 
Free Virtual College Fair
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It's time for graduation! This year, American Baptist College returns to its two-day graduation activities. The Baccalaureate Service will be re-instated in addition to the Commencement Ceremony.

The Baccalaureate Service will be Wednesday, May 18, at 6 p.m. and the Commencement Ceremony will Thursday, May 19, at 11 a.m.  Both events will be held at Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2708 Jefferson Street.

The speaker for the Baccalaureate Service will be Rev. Aaron Marble, pastor of Jefferson Street, and the Commencement speaker is Rev. Christopher Bernard Davis, Associate Dean/Director of Community Engagement, Memphis Theological Seminary, and President of the Tennessee Baptist Missionary & Educational Convention, Inc.

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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