Morehouse College’s 29th Candle in the Dark Gala

Tyler Perry (Photo source: Mo Barnes for Steed Media Service)
Morehouse College “Candle in the Dark Gala” 2017 (Photo source: Mo Barnes for Steed Media Service) Tyler Perry (Photo Source: Mo Barnes for Steed Media Services)

According to Morehouse College’s president, close to 300 HBCUs have closed in the nation’s history. At 150 years old, Morehouse College has proved that its commitment to creating the best and brightest has been the key to its success. Last week, the college celebrated its sesquicentennial and held the Candle in the Dark Gala at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Atlanta. Gathered were the Black elite of not only Atlanta but from across the United States.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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