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Alabama State University Founders Week Begins Feb 3. Speaker Named for Convocation at the Acadome. (247 hits)

Pastor Ennis F. Tait (ASU '95) of Cincinnati, Ohio to Speak at Founders’ Day Convocation. ASU is America's oldest state-sponsored HBCU/Founded by nine former slaves in 1867.

ASU FOUNDERS' WEEK EVENTS FOR YOUR NEWS PLANNING
- Feb. 3 (Monday) ASU Founders' Week begins.
- Feb. 4 (Tuesday) ASU hosts its 'Read & Rise' program where Pres. Ross & ASU students/employees go to local elementary schools & promote literacy.
- Feb. 5 (Wednesday) TBA.
- Feb. 6 (Thursday) @ 11:30 a.m. is ASU's 'Celebration of Service' @ Abernathy Auditorium with wreaths/honoring past presidents & ASU's history. Free & open to the public.
- Feb. 7 (Friday) @ 10 a.m. is 'ASU's Convocation' at Acadome/Historic Bell Ringing Ceremony in front of Library (LWLC) @ 8:45 a.m. Free & open to the public.
* Some may be subject to changes and or additions, but we will keep you abreast of any and all changes.

Alabama State University's week-long series of Founders' Week activities will begin on Feb. 3 (Monday) and continue through Feb. 7 (Friday), with one of ASU's most notable Student Government Association (SGA) presidents - Pastor Ennis F. Tait (ASU '95) of Ohio - speaking at ASU’s 120th Founders’ Day Convocation, which begins at 10 a.m. on Feb. 7, at ASU's Dunn-Oliver Acadome. Before the Convocation will be the Historic Bell Ringing Ceremony (the bell is from ASU's mother campus in Marion, Ala.), which will take place in front of the ASU Library (LWLC) @ 8:45 a.m. with President Quinton T. Ross Jr. presiding.

CONVOCATION SPEAKER FOR FOUNDERS' DAY IS PASTOR ENNIS F. TAIT
Pastor Ennis F. Tait (ASU '95) of Cincinnati, Ohio will be the featured speaker at the ASU Founders' Day Convocation on Feb. 7. Tait, during his tenure as the University’s 1992-93 SGA president, successfully led the student body in a four-day sit-in protest and class boycott. He is the senior pastor and founder of New Beginnings Church of the Living God Avondale in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tait is best known for his passion for community, strong preaching and leadership. In 2019, through his ministry’s Project Ceasefire, he co-sponsored “Ride for Peace – Live Instead of Rest in Peace” caravan. The processional featured police-led funeral hearses driving through Avondale and Cincinnati's inner-city neighborhoods in a campaign to stop the violence. Each vehicle bore a funeral flag representative of the final ride that most victims of gun violence take to reach their final resting place.

ASU WAS FOUNDED IN 1867 BY NINE FORMER SLAVES
The Alabama State University is America's oldest state-sponsored historically black college or university (HBCU). It was founded in Marion, Ala. in 1867 by nine freedmen (all former slaves) who pooled together $500 to create a school to promote literacy among the state's newly freed African-American residents. It began as the Lincoln Normal School and relocated to Montgomery in the late nineteenth century to where it is now located. It was the epicenter of the nation's modern civil rights movement with many of its alumni and employees assuming national leadership roles in the struggle for racial equality, justice, freedom and voting rights.
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