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Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University
Clark Atlanta University

Georgia. It was formed in 1988 with the consolidation of Clark College and Atlanta University.

Academics and demographics
Clark Atlanta University Seal


"I’ll Find a Way or Make One" (Atlanta University); "Culture for Service" (Clark College) [1] July 1, 1988 (1988-07-01) Atlanta University (1865) Clark College (1869) Private, HBCU [2] United Methodist Church Carlton E. Brown 3,300 700 Atlanta, Georgia, United States Urban, 126 acres (0.5 km2)

Clark Atlanta, a four-year school, offers undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral professional degrees as well as certificate programs.


Schools and colleges
The university operates four colleges. • • • •

Type: Religious affiliation: President: Undergraduates: Postgraduates: Location: Campus: Colors: Nickname: Athletics: Affiliations: Website:

National ranking
Clark Atlanta was ranked on The Washington Monthly’s 2008 list of "Best Colleges and Universities" and the US News & World Report’s list of historically black colleges and universities (No. 24 out of 34 best). [4]

Program accreditation
Clark Atlanta University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University – High Research Activity.

Red, Black, and Gray [3] Black Panther [3] NCAA Division II [3] SIAC [3]

CAU’s main campus houses 37 buildings on 126 acres (0.5 km2) and is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the center of Atlanta, Georgia.

Current residential facilities
• Holmes Hall- Currently offline for renovations • Pfeiffer Hall • Merner Hall-Currently Offline for renovations • Bumstead Hall • Ware Hall • Beckwith Hall • New Residential Apartments- now called "James P. Brawley Hall" when the original

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is a private, historically black university in Atlanta,


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James P. Brawley Hall was demolished in 2007 • Heritage Commons• CAU Suites East / West • Gammon Hall / ITC Center

Clark Atlanta University
1930 includes many significant developments. graduate Schools of Library Science, Education, and Business Administration were established in 1941, 1944, and 1946, respectively. The Atlanta School of Social Work, long associated with the University, gave up its charter in 1947 to become an integral part of the University. In 1957, the controlling Boards of the six institutions (Atlanta University; Clark, Morehouse, Morris Brown and Spelman Colleges; and Gammon Theological Seminary) ratified new Articles of Affiliation. The new contract created the Atlanta University Center. The influence of Atlanta University has been extended through professional journals and organizations, including Phylon. Through Dr. W.E.B. DuBois, a member of the faculty, the university was also associated with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

CAU’s history at a glance 1865 1869 1871 1877 1880 1929 1988 Atlanta University founded Clark College established in Atlanta’s Summerhill section Clark College relocated to Whitehall and McDaniel Street property. Clark College chartered and renamed to Clark University Clark University conferred its first degree Atlanta University Center established Clark Atlanta University created

Clark College
Clark College was founded in 1869 by the Freedman’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, which later became the United Methodist Church. It was named for Bishop Davis Wasgatt Clark, who was the first President of the Freedman’s Aid Society and became Bishop in 1864. A sparsely furnished room in Clark Chapel, a Methodist Episcopal Church in Atlanta’s Summerhill section, housed the first Clark College class. In 1871, the school relocated to a new site on the newly purchased Whitehall and McDaniel Street property. In 1877, the School was chartered as Clark University. An early benefactor, Bishop Gilbert Haven, visualized Clark as the "university" of all the Methodist schools founded for the education of freedmen. After the school had changed locations several times, Bishop Haven, who succeeded Bishop Clark, was instrumental in acquiring 450 acres (1.8 km2) in South Atlanta, where in 1880 the school conferred its first degree. (The university relocated in 1883.) Also in 1883, Clark established a theology department. Named for Dr. Elijah H. Gammon, the Gammon School of Theology in 1888 became an independent theological seminary. It is part of the Interdenominational Theological Center.

Clark Atlanta University was formed by the consolidation of Atlanta University, which offered only graduate degrees, and Clark College, a four-year undergraduate institution oriented to the liberal arts.

Atlanta University
Atlanta University, founded in 1865 by the American Missionary Association, with later assistance from the Freedman’s Bureau, was, before consolidation, the nation’s oldest graduate institution serving a predominantly African-American student body. By the late 1870s, Atlanta College had begun granting bachelor’s degrees and supplying black teachers and librarians to the public schools of the South. In 1929-30, it began offering graduate education exclusively in various liberal arts areas, and in the social and natural sciences. It gradually added professional programs in social work, library science, and business administration. At this same time, Atlanta University affiliated with Morehouse College and Spelman College in a university plan known as the Atlanta University System. The campus was moved to its present site, and the modern organization of the Atlanta University Center emerged, with Clark College, Morris Brown College, and the Interdenominational Theological Center joining the affiliation later. The story of the Atlanta University over the next twenty years from

Student life

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Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 2008 Football Standings Team X - Tuskegee University Morehouse College Albany State University Fort Valley State University Clark Atlanta University Benedict College Lane College Stillman College Miles College Kentucky State University
Final 2008 season standings X - 2008 Conference Champions

Conf W 9 6 6 6 5 4 4 2 2 1

Conf L Overall Record 0 3 3 3 4 5 5 7 7 8 10-0-0 6-4-0 7-3-0 6-5-0 6-5-0 5-6-0 4-7-0 3-8-0 2-8-0 3-8-0

National fraternities and sororities
All nine of the National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations currently have chapters at Clark Atlanta University. Other organizations currently registered on campus include Sigma Alpha Iota, Gamma Sigma Sigma, Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

See also Clark Atlanta University alumni

Student Media
WCLK (Jazz Radio Station)
CAU operates WCLK (91.9 FM)

Clark Atlanta University is affiliated with the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division II.

Notable alumni
This is a list of notable alumni which includes graduates, non-graduate former students, and current students of Atlanta University, Clark College, Clark University, and/or Clark Atlanta University. It does not include other notable persons who may have attended Clark Atlanta University as cross-registered students (credit as an alumnus is not given to Clark Atlanta University, which has spurred controversy over the school’s cross-registration policies).

James Weldon Johnson AU, Class of 1894


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Name Ralph Abernathy Marvin S. Arrington, Sr. Bryan Barber Renee Blake Benjamin Brown Cassye D. Cook Sir Edward Miles III Marva Collins Wayman Carver Amanda Davis Pearl Cleage Jerri Devard 1998 1957 Class year Notability 1951 1963 1996 civil rights activist Politician and jurist Director of the 2006 film Idlewild Charter Communications Executive

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Civil Rights Activist and Georgia State Representative (1966, 1969-77) President, National Urban League Young Professionals


Philanthropist and Designed DTG, Inc facility, Son [9] of Royal Court educator, Founder and Director, Westside Prepar- [1] atory School, Chicago Composer, First person to use extensive use of the flute in jazz Award winning anchor of Fox5 News, Atlanta author Verizon Executive, named one of 50 most powerful women in business by Black Enterprise magazine in 2006 Hip Hop Producer First African American graduate of West Point Minister, Author Economist and University President Pianist, Band Leader and composer professional wrestler U.S. Congressman, Georgia 4th District writer Mayor of Savannah, Georgia television editor and producer. founder of HBCU Unit Network
[14][15] [13] [12] [10] [11]

DJ Drama Henry O. Flipper Milan Ford James A. Hefner 1962 Fletcher Henderson New Jack Henry C. 1976 "Hank" Johnson James Weldon Johnson Otis Johnson C. LeFoy Grant Reatha Clark King Kenny Leon Emmanuel Lewis Martha S. Lewis 1997 1904 1969 1999 1920


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[11] Former President and Executive Director of General Mills Foundation Scientist, Philanthropist, and Educator

actor and former artistic director of Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre actor government official in New York city and state





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Rozlyn Linder Mason "Mase" Durrell Betha Lee N. May, II Jody Mayfield C.J. Minor Eva Pigford Jacque Reid Horace E. Tate educator, author rapper Commissioner, Dekalb County, GA Composer, Jazz Musician Educator

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model/actress; winner of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 journalist Georgia state senator and educator who oversaw the merger of the black and white teachers’ associations singer

Bobby Valentino 2004 Horace T. Ward Lisa Washington Walter Francis White Hosea Williams Madaline A. Williams Louis Tompkins Wright Richard R. Wright Dorothy Yancy Chaka Zulu 1876 1998 1916


first black student to legally challenge segregation [11] in higher education in the Deep South; Judge News anchor of WHNT TV, Huntsville, Alabama NAACP Leader Civil Rights Activist first African American woman elected to the New Jersey Legislature


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first African American surgeon to head the Depart- [11] ment of Surgery at Harlem Hospital in New York City, New York First African American Paymaster in the U.S. Army and first President of Savannah State University President of Johnson C. Smith University Hip Hop Producer, Manager whhbcu/edlite-list.html. Retrieved on 2008-01-03. [3] ^ "Men’s Basketball Facts". Basketball_m/basket_m_facts.html. Retrieved on 2008-01-25. [4] Anderson, Michelle D. (2008-02-22). "What made Clark Atlanta University President retire?". what-made-clark-atlantauniver-000216.php. Retrieved on 2008-02-25. [5] Kirkland, W. Michael (2004-04-27). "Ralph Abernathy (1926–1990)". The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Athens, GA: Georgia Humanities Council. OCLC 54400935.

Further reading and information
• Atlanta University Publications: a series, which began in 1896, of studies on problems affecting black people in the United States, edited by W.E.B. Dubois.

[1] ^ "Clark Atlanta University". profiles/clark_atlanta.asp?sponsor=13. Retrieved on 2008-02-25. [2] "List of HBCUs -- White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities". 2007-08-16.


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Clark Atlanta University biography.htm. Retrieved on Article.jsp?id=h-2736&sug=y. Retrieved 2008-02-25. on 2008-02-12. [18] "Grant wins award for TV documentary". [6] The HistoryMakers NNDB. NABJ. [7] Bryan Barber at the Internet Movie nabj/story/9220p-12723c.php. Retrieved Database on 2008-02-25. [8] "Black Involvement in Politics: Benjamin [19] "Yahoo Biz article". Brown". iw/080910/0432552.html. Retrieved on spcoll/pages/ 2008-02-25. pages.asp?ldID=105&guideID=551&ID=3768. "Emmanuel Lewis". NNDB. Soylent [20] Retrieved on 2008-02-25. Communications. [9] T. Murray (October 13, 2004). people/156/000026078/. Retrieved on Confessions of CAU Grad. AUCAlumni. 2008-02-25. Accessed January 11, 2008. [21] Lewis, Martha S., Obituary, Albany [10] "Amanda Davis". Fox Television Stations, Times Union, found by searching Inc. Obituary web site. Accessed pages/InsideFox/ April 15, 2008. Detail?contentId=317208&version=7&locale=EN[22] "Bobby Valentino". NNDB. Soylent US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=5.3.1. Communications. Retrieved on 2008-02-25. people/610/000109283/. Retrieved on [11] ^ Clowney, Earle D. (2004-08-24). "Clark 2008-02-25. Atlanta University". The New Georgia [23] "Lisa Washington". Encyclopedia. Athens, GA: Georgia Humanities Council. OCLC 54400935. story.asp?S=1344800&nav=menu108_6_5_2. [24] "Walter White". NNDB. Soylent Article.jsp?id=h-1447&hl=y. Retrieved Communications. on 2008-02-22. people/932/000159455/. Retrieved on [12] "Second Lieutenant Hennry O. Flipper: 2008-02-25. First Black Graduate of West Point". U.S. [25] Clark Atlanta University from the New Department of the Interior. Georgia Encyclopedia Online (2006-03-24). Retrieved on 2008-02-22. HenryO.Flipper2.htm. Retrieved on [26] "Mrs. Madaline A. Williams Dies". The 2008-02-25. New York Times: p. 86. 1968-12-15. [13] Hill, Ian (2005-12-20). "Fletcher Henderson (1897–1952)". The New abstract.html?res=F50F12FB395F127A93C7A81789 Georgia Encyclopedia. Athens, GA: Retrieved on 2009-01-04. Georgia Humanities Council. OCLC [27] "New Georgia Encyclopedia". 54400935. Article.jsp?id=h-1428. Retrieved on Article.jsp?id=h-1690. Retrieved on 2007-08-30. 2008-02-22. [14] "Hank Johnson". NNDB. Soylent Communications. • Clark Atlanta University faculty people/008/000161522/. Retrieved on • List of historically black colleges of the 2008-02-25. United States [15] "Congressman Hank Johnson Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District". about_hank.shtml. Retrieved on • -- Official web site 2008-02-25. • -- Atlanta University [16] "James Weldon Johnson". NNDB. Soylent Consortium Communications. • -- radio station people/830/000101527/. Retrieved on • -- student 2008-02-25. newspaper [17] "Biography - Who is Dr. Otis S.

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