(FinalCall.com) – The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s recently completed tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the ‘Cotton South’ was historic in nature and its impact will be long-lasting. The tour included events at Alabama A&M University, Tennessee State University, LeMoyne-Owen College and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Alabama A&M University
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (FinalCall.com) – Thousands of students at Alabama A&M University welcomed the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan during the first stop of a scheduled tour reaching students from several historically Black colleges and universities throughout the “Cotton South.”
Facilitated by Nation of Islam Study Group student minister Phillip Muhammad and sponsored by A& M’s Poetry Club, and the A&M Democrats, and the Delta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the event was a success, however, it was not without controversy.
Tennessee State University
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (FinalCall.com) – The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke to hundreds of Black students April 12, however, it was not on the grounds of historic Tennessee State University as originally planned.
The Minister delivered his passionate message containing guidance and encouragement to students from TSU and nearby Fisk University from the pulpit of Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church in downtown Nashville.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FinalCall.com) – The first two stops on the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s tour of historically Black colleges and universities in the South were marked by externally generated controversy.
Some members of the Jewish community placed tremendous pressure on the administrators and students at Alabama A&M aimed at preventing the Minister from addressing them April 10. They were unsuccessful, and he spoke to thousands at AAMU as well as nearby campuses tuning in via internet webcast.
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (FinalCall.com – In the final stop of his tour of historically Black colleges and universities, throughout the “Cotton South,” the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke to thousands at the H.O. Clemmons Arena on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, April 16.
His appearance was part of the “Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders” lecture series at UAPB, an 1890 Land-Grant HBCU with nearly 4,000 students.
“It is our goal to plant seeds today to provide fruit for those to come tomorrow,” said UAPB Student Government Association president Kent Broughton II, prior to the Minister’s arrival on campus. “Hearing Farrakhan will create the opportunity to expose our students to diversity and make a positive impact on our campus, county and state.”