Madison, Wisconsin—The City of Madison, Wisconsin will honor Talladega College during their Black History Month festivities. The second largest city of Wisconsin which also ranks 2nd in the nation by Forbes magazine for education, has chosen to focus on the efforts and strides of blacks in the late 1800s.
The Minority Affairs Committee of Madison spearheaded this effort and has produced a booklet entitled, “Celebrate Black History Month, African Americans and the Civil War.” In this publication, they will feature Talladega College and one of our distinguished alums along with native Wisconsin black pioneers.
“We are honored that the City of Madison will highlight the impact of this great institution as a part of American history and the African American experience. We are also proud to have Dr. Hicklin represent the college’s legendary influence upon its graduates,” remarks Talladega College President, Dr. Billy C. Hawkins.
Dr. Fannie Ella Frazier Hicklin will be a featured speaker during the City of Madison’s Black history month program on February 9th at the Monona Terrace Lecture Hall. Dr. Hicklin, a graduate of Talladega College, was born and reared on the campus. After graduating with a B.S. in Foreign Languages, Dr. Hicklin went on to receive a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Talladega College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees; and the school holds several institutional memberships. For more information visit www.talladega.edu # # #
Talladega College Released On: Friday, February 04, 2011. Nicola Lawler Office of Public Relations 256-761-6207