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Re: Papa John's founder gives $1M to historically black college
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2019, 11:22:33 AM »
I'd heard of it.  I went to Dr. Cosby's church in Louisville once and he mentioned it and what they were doing to help the Black community surrounding the campus.  Dr. Cosby also spoke at my former church in DC and he mentioned it there as well.

As far aa whether it's a "historically black college or not..."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simmons_College_of_Kentucky#History

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In August 1865, 12 Black Baptist churches met at Fifth Street Baptist Church in Louisville and organized the state Convention of Colored Baptist Churches in Kentucky, led by the pastor Henry Adams.[1]

Because there was no place in the state for Blacks to obtain a college education, members of the Convention soon began discussing the need to create a school for the training of Negroes, many of whom were one generation removed from slavery. Having first given consideration to Frankfort as the home to the school, members of the Convention instead decided in 1869 to locate what would be known as the Kentucky Normal Theological Institute in Louisville.[2]

It was not until 1879, however, that any definite steps were taken for the opening of the school. In November of that year the trustees of the Convention of Colored Baptist Church in Kentucky purchased 4 acres (16,000 m2) of land on the corner of 7th & Kentucky Street in Louisville that immediately served as the campus for the school.

Seems to be more historically Black than most.  It was started and run by our own as opposed to a handout from the state or a wealthy white landowner.  It's got quite a rich history from what I've read and imo should be celebrated instead of denigrated. 

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Re: Papa John's founder gives $1M to historically black college
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2019, 11:25:12 AM »
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www.simmonscollegeky.edu/history

A few months after the end of the Civil War in 1865, members of the Kentucky State Convention of Colored Baptist Churches proposed the establishment of Kentucky’s first post secondary educational institute for its “Colored” citizens. In 1879 the State Convention purchased four acres of land in Louisville to serve as the campus for the Kentucky Normal and Theological Institute.

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In 2005, Dr. Kevin W. Cosby was selected as the 13th President of Simmons beginning a resurgence that continues today. Under his tenure, Simmons has reacquired its original campus, secured accreditation, and been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a member of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

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We can post a million narratives. But at the end of the day they all can't match up.

Simmons was founded in 1899 with a bequest by John Simmons, a wealthy clothing manufacturer in Boston. Simmons founded the college based on the belief that women ought to live independently by offering a Liberal Arts education for undergraduate women to integrate into professional work experience.Simmons is a member of the Colleges of the Fenway consortium, which also includes Emmanuel College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Simmons absorbed Garland Junior College in 1976. Wheelock College, a former member, merged with Boston University to become the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development


It's a case of "two thing can't be true"

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Re: Papa John's founder gives $1M to historically black college
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2019, 11:36:43 AM »
Unless there are two different Simmons college that were founded the exact same way. Nothing about this says us or it was founded specifically to educate negroes.

October 30, 1796 – August 29, 1870) was a pioneer in clothing manufacturing and the founder of Simmons College, a liberal arts women's college (and co-ed graduate school) in Boston, Massachusetts.

He was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island and grew up on a family farm. Simmons was a direct descendant of early Plymouth colonist, Moses Simonson. As a teenager, John Simmons traveled to Boston to join his elder brother, who had become a tailor. Working as a tailor, John Simmons noticed that many customers required clothing in similar sizes, and he struck upon the idea of making up clothes in common sizes in advance. He was thus an innovator in making ready-to-wear clothing in standard sizes.


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Re: Papa John's founder gives $1M to historically black college
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2019, 01:01:54 PM »
Why are you people debating if Simmons University is an HBCU?  The fact is Simmons University has never been, is not, and never will be an HBCU.  The fact that Gwen Ifill graduated from there does not make it an HBCU.

You people should read up on your HBCUs.
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Re: Papa John's founder gives $1M to historically black college
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2019, 01:51:52 PM »
Why are you people debating if Simmons University is an HBCU?  The fact is Simmons University has never been, is not, and never will be an HBCU.  The fact that Gwen Ifill graduated from there does not make it an HBCU.

You people should read up on your HBCUs.
Damn! You don't know why people debate things?  Hell why are you even here then?

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Re: Papa John's founder gives $1M to historically black college
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2019, 07:10:43 PM »
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So when it reads that it is the 107th HBCU that is incorrect?

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Re: Papa John's founder gives $1M to historically black college
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2019, 07:24:32 PM »
Oh hell I missed the college vs University part. That explains the different locals. Lol...

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