Our Hope for the Holidays

Hope is the light that guides us here at American Baptist College.
Listen to President Harris's Christmas message.

ABC Students Visit National Museum of African American Music

Students, faculty, and staff visited the National Museum of African American Music recently. They viewed exhibits, talked to curators, and developed a yearning to return. Students were provided a full one-year-membership to the outstanding museum.

Pervis Payne Sentencing

The College's S.E.A.L. Initiative has been involved with the Memphis-based Pervis Payne case for several months now. Thankfully, his death sentence has been vacated; however, he now faces two life sentences. The issue at hand now is whether the two life sentences will be served consecutively (meaning one after the other), or concurrently (meaning the two sentences would be served simultaneously and leaving some hope for parole). 
Administrators, faculty, staff, and students have been demonstrating witness for this cause every Wednesday at the corner of Rep. John Lewis Way N. and James Robertson Parkway. Furthermore, the College community and its constituents and supporters lent their support to the cause of Pervis Payne's sentences being served concurrently. Additionally, Vice President for Institutional Strategy and Academics, Phyllis Hildreth, testified on Monday, December 13, during a court hearing on the sentencing issue. 
"These actions are being taken to illustrate that the College is supportive of efforts to actively focus attention on the historic and pernicious systemic inequities of mass incarceration that devastate the lives of minority and underserved individuals, families, and communities," said President Harris. "Keeping the flame lit means that we must continue the tradition of standing up and standing strong in solidarity for the uplifting of all people."

The judge is scheduled to render the decision on January 24, 2022.

American Baptist College Board Members Making a Positive Difference

Congratulations to one of our newest board members, Mrs. Rosetta Perry, for two great milestones. Last month, she opened a retail store in the Nashville Metropolitan Airport, The Tennessee Tribune Store, which features more than 40 minority vendors, along with other retail wares. Additionally, she celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Tennessee Tribune newspaper, with a glowing event. "When I started the newspaper, my goal was to focus on positive news in the Black community, and we have been able to tell stories that would otherwise be untold," said Perry.

Also, congratulations to American Baptist College Board Chair, Dennie Marshall, who serves as chair of the Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation Scholarship Luncheon.

Scholarships were announced for students and members were recognized for their outstanding service. "It was an honor to serve as chair for the 41st annual event, which was hybrid, and work to uplift students and highlight our hard-working members," said Marshall.


American Baptist College is Now on the Common Black College Application!

The Common Black College Application (CBCA) is another way to apply to American Baptist College.

"We are so excited to be a part of this website to make it easier for potential students to complete an application," said Dee Thomas, director of Enrollment Management.
Ready to Apply?

End of Year Giving

We are all preparing to close out 2021 with holidays and fun gatherings.  We know there are challenging issues taking place: COVID-19, social unrest, educational issues, financial problems, and much more. Still, we continue to move forward.

To help ABC create more great leaders, now is the time to close the year with a contribution to the College. You can still donate your $97 in honor of our 97th year. You may also contribute other amounts to support the College and all of our program offerings, as well as scholarships for our students. Help American Baptist College be ABC Strong, on the Road to 100 in 2024.
Donate Today!

In the News

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

News Channel 5 Nashville - Nashville honors Rep. John Lewis with downtown mural

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

Tennessee Tribune - American Baptist Enthusiastically Celebrates 97 Years

Main Street Nashville - Agewell Middle Tennessee announces 2021 Sage Award winners

Education Post - The System Failed Me

Main Street Nashville - John Lewis Way: The power of an idea, powered by community

Illinois News Live - Kamala Harris, Joe Biden urge Congress to pay tribute to John Lewis and protect voting rights one year after his death

Commercial Appeal - C.T. Vivan's Civil Rights Work Takes on More Importance a Year After his Death 

Tennessee Tribune - How Are We Freedom Riding Today?

Tennessee Tribune - Friends of the American Baptist College Library Fundraising Committee Reignited

Tennessee Tribune - American Baptist College Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony for Library Extension

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On The Road to 100... 2024

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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