FHU to Celebrate Black History Month

FEBRUARY 20, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University will host its annual celebration of Black History Month Thursday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in Chapel Hall. The program will include poetry readings by FHU students and musical performances by FHU’s Ambassadors and Main Street Fuzion.


Dr. Wayne Scott, vice president of student services, will honor the late Norman “Toby” Hogan who taught Bible, history, geography and mission courses at FHU for nearly 25 years. He was instrumental in creating the first celebration of black history at FHC. Hogan’s widow, Jean Marilyn Hogan, will accept the honor.

Cherie Anthony, a senior arts and humanities major, will honor Dr. Elizabeth Saunders. Saunders, the director of graduate studies in education, joined the faculty at Freed-Hardeman College in 1978. She was the “Jackie Robinson” of Christian education among churches of Christ in Tennessee, according to Dr. Sam Jones, vice president of spiritual life. A native of Henderson, she had been the first African-American student to graduate from FHC. Saunders “has been a pioneer in numerous ways throughout her life here in Chester County and in the Lord’s Kingdom,” Jones said.

This event is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.