149th Founders’ Week Schedule of Events

This week includes a variety of important programs and events to commence Tougaloo College’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary.

Monday, October 15
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

The Center for International Studies and Global Change Lecture
Auditorium | Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center
Lecturer:  Dr. Lamont A. Slater, Center for Global Education and Experience, Augsburg College, Windhoek, Namibia

6:00 p.m.
Art Talk and Exhibition “A History of Tougaloo College” Photo Timeline
Small Art Gallery| Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center
Presenter:  Bruce O’Hara, Professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Tuesday, October 16
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tougaloo Academic Team Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Founders’ Week Tournament
Auditorium | Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center

Wednesday, October 17
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Installation Ceremony for the 2018-2019 Student Government Association Officers
Woodworth Chapel

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Inaugural ’Loo Lit Literary Festival
Auditorium | Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center
Presenter:  Dr. Kiese Laymon

Thursday, October 18
8:00 a.m.

Washington Area Tougaloo Alumni Chapter’s 8th Annual Golf –A-Thon Scholarship Fundraiser
Eagle Ridge Golf Course | Raymond Mississippi
For more information, contact John Rosenthall at 703-624-2257 or jrosenthall@msn.com or go to:
https://watacgolf-a-thon.com

10:00 a.m.
Sesquicentennial Anniversary Celebration Press Conference
Robert O. Wilder Mansion
Join the celebration as Tougaloo honors its 150-year history, recognizes its present successes, and looks forward to a brighter future.
For more information, contact Leah Robinson at 601-977-7870 in the Office of External Relations.

12:00 Noon
Auditorium | Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center
Founders’ Week Talk – The Boddie Plantation: Remember, Reflect, Renew
Presenter: Sharron Streeter, Chair, Mathematics & Computer Science Department

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Gallery Talk: “The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement”

Tougaloo Art Gallery | Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center
Presenters: Dr. Redell Hearn, Curator; Turry Flucker, Collections’ Manager, Tougaloo College Art Collection

7:00 p.m.
Coronation of Mister & Miss Tougaloo College – Dedrick Barkley and A’Kira N. Black

Kroger Gymnasium | George A. & Ruth B. Owens Health & Wellness Center

Friday, October 19
10:00 a.m.
“Turning the Page, Shifting the View: (Re)Examining Mississippi the View from Tougaloo and Our HBCU Narratives”

Woodworth Chapel
Speaker: Dr. Khirsten L. (Echols) Scott ’12

12:00 Noon
Mississippi Black Women Roundtable Discussion – “Move to End Violence”

Lucille Moman Fraser Conference Room | Woodworth Chapel

7:00 p.m.
Tougaloo College National Alumni Association’s 26th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet

Hilton Jackson Hotel
Honorees: Ms. Sylvia Burkhead Gray ’86 (Business); Ms. Jeannie Coe Flood ’79 (Community Service); Ms. Ethel Jean McLaurin Gibson ’64 (Community Service); President Beverly W. Hogan ’73 (Education); Dr. Rosie Walker McNair ’81 (Medicine); Rev. Marvin Love ’70 (Religion)
For ticket information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 601-977-7836.

Saturday, October 20
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sesquicentennial Anniversary Kick-Off Party

Owens Health & Wellness Center Lawn
In celebration of the 149th Founders’ and the Sesquicentennial year, Tougaloo invites students, alumni, friends and families to join us for an afternoon of mingling, reminiscing, celebration, entertainment and food.

Sunday, October 21
10:00 a.m.
149th Founders’ Convocation

Woodworth Chapel Lawn
Speaker: Dr. Jarvis McInnis ’09, Assistant Professor of English, Duke University