The Gate Museum


Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia

October – November 2023

Morehouse College is a private historically Black men's liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia. Anchored by its main campus of 61 acres (25 ha) near Downtown Atlanta, the college has a variety of residential dorms and academic buildings east of Ashview Heights. Along with Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, and the Morehouse School of Medicine, the college is a member of the Atlanta University Center consortium. Founded by William Jefferson White in 1867 in response to the liberation of enslaved African-Americans following the American Civil War, Morehouse stressed religious instruction in the Baptist tradition. Growth in the mid-20th century led to strengthened finances, increased enrollment, and more academic competitiveness. The college has played a key role in the development of the civil rights movement and racial equality in the United States

The largest men's liberal arts college in the United States,[8] Morehouse has been home to 11 Fulbright Scholars, five Rhodes Scholars, and five Marshall Scholars, and is the alma mater of many celebrated African-Americans, including civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and entertainment icon Spike Lee. The college has graduated numerous "African American firsts" in local, state and federal government, as well as in science, academia, business, and entertainment.

Morehouse hosted the Many Lives of Andrew Young exhibit in October and November 2023 in the African American Hall of Fame in the Martin Luther King Chapel. On October 17, 2023, the Leadership Studies Program hosted a Teach-in on the life and leadership of Ambassador Andrew Young utilizing the exhibit. On October 27, 2023, the Andrew Young Center hosted a reception featuring Ambassador Andrew Young, Mr. Ernie Suggs, writer and creator of the exhibit, and Mr. Donald Bermudez, who designed the exhibit.

Each Tuesday and Wednesday from October 10 - November 7, 2023, the Andrew Young Center welcomed Morehouse College Faculty to visit the exhibit with their classes. On Tuesday and Thursday, October 17th and 19th, and on Monday and Wednesday, November 6th and 8th, The Many Lives of Andrew Young exhibit was open to visits by Atlanta University Center faculty, staff, students, and classes.