Morehouse College Sesquicentennial Celebration
"A House United"
The year 2017 will be a special one as Morehouse College will celebrate a 150-year history of educating and developing global leaders. In that century and a half, “Dear Old Morehouse” College has produced thousands of men who have contributed to world society in every way imaginable. They include civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. ’48, track and field legend Edwin Moses ’78, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson ’79, filmmaker Shelton “Spike” Lee ’79, actor Samuel L. Jackson ’72, former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher ’63 and many others. In keeping with the College’s historic legacy of service and leadership, Morehouse College will celebrate our illustrious 150-year tradition of being “A House United” as a global unifying force, particularly in the challenges facing black men in America.
“The Morehouse legacy is a global story about men who for 150 years have charted and changed the course of history,” said President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. ’79. “We are proud and privileged to be part of this moment in the College’s history and look forward to commemorating Morehouse College throughout this Sesquicentennial Celebration.”
Beginning in January during our celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic work, the College has a number of traditional and unique events planned for this historic year. Some of those events include the College’s founding in 1867 being honored during Founder’s Week in February; the last class from Morehouse’s first 150 years graduates during a special Commencement/Reunion 2017; and Homecoming 2017 will be a special edition as alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends come together to celebrate “A House United.”