Tougaloo College strives to unite scholars, students, activists, policy makers, schools, and community leaders in an effort to bring awareness and take action against modern day slavery.
Campus wide events
Tougaloo, Morehouse and Bennett colleges offer a wide variety of activities to inform and engage the campus and community.
Human rights has many layers. We harness student talents to meet them. Engagement from students is as important as faculty.
Activism happens through art, dialogue, research and many other forms. We will remain a safe platform for conversations surrounding all human rights issues. Silence always breeds misunderstanding. We want to create an open dialogue for all voices.
Faculty help to motivate student research in human rights issues. We develop curriculum that will motivate students to research areas surrounding human rights. We empower students to be researchers and activists in their own right. Knowing and understanding the issues can save lives as well as communities.
From a slave plantation, to an academic institution, Tougaloo College believes in change.
Dedicated to change.
In 1869, the American Missionary Association of New New York purchased five hundred acres of land from John Boddie, owner of the Boddie Plantation to establish a school for the training of young people "irrespective of religious tenets and conducted on the most liberal principles for the benefit of all citizens in general." The Tougaloo College Institute for the Study of Modern Day Slavery embodies our motto, “Where history meets the future.”