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140 Points of Pride

 
ECONOMIC IMPACT


1.  AAMU is among the Top 20 largest employers in the region.

2.  Through its more than 5,000 students and 800 employees, AAMU has a $350 million economic impact on the region, according to the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce.

3.  The annual Louis Crews Classic, held in the 21,000-seat Louis Crews Stadium, is the first football classic in North Alabama.

4. AAMU provides a quality and cost-effective education for the citizens of Alabama, and more than 70 percent of its students are Alabama residents.  It awarded more than 5,500 degrees in the past five years.

5.  AAMU was the only university in the entire state of Alabama that did not raise its tuition and fees for the 2013-14 academic year.
 

INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND STATE DISTINCTIONS


6.  AAMU’s accreditation the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges was reaffirmed for 10 years in December 2014.AAMU has been a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1963.

7.  Fredrick Law Olmstead, Sr., designer of New York’s Central Park was commissioned by the State of Alabama to layout the Alabama A&M University campus in 1928.

8.  AAMU is the only 1890 land-grant university with three Ph.D. programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) areas.  The fourth Ph.D. program (and state’s only one) focuses on Reading/Literacy.

9.  The Department of Food and Animal Sciences offers the only Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) certified food science program at a historically black college or university (HBCU) in the U.S.   The Food and Animal Sciences Department is one of two and the oldest Ph.D. food science program among HBCUs in the U.S.

10.  AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., joined a panel of four presidents hosted by the Tom Joyner Foundation to discuss the accomplishments and issues confronting HBCUs.

11.  AAMU is 2nd in the nation in the awarding of undergraduate degrees in mathematics and statistics to African Americans (DIVERSE, 2014).

12.  AAMU ranks 2nd in the nation in awarding undergraduate degrees in natural resources and conservation to African Americans (DIVERSE, 2014).

13.  AAMU ranks 4th in the nation in awarding undergraduate degrees to African Americans in the communications technologies areas (DIVERSE, 2014).

14.   AAMU ranks 5th in the awarding of degrees to African Americans in the field of engineering (DIVERSE, 2014)

15.   AAMU was placed as No. 8 on the U.S. News Short List, separate from its popular overall rankings reports, observing institutions with room and board costs of less than $5,500 a year.  AAMU, at a reported $5,440, joined the list of the 10 schools with the least expensive room and board for 2014-15.

16.  AAMU is the 8th largest producer of undergraduate degrees to African Americans minorities in agriculture and related sciences (DIVERSE, 2014)

17.  AAMU ranks 6th the nation in awarding master’s degrees to African Americans in communicative sciences and disorders (DIVERSE, 2014).

18.  AAMU ranks 8th in the nation in awarding master’s degrees to African Americans in the fields of
both biological/biomedical sciences and physical sciences (DIVERSE, 2014).

19.   AAMU contributes directly to the defense of the country and has commissioned nearly 900 officers through its ROTC since the program’s inception. 

20.  The engineering facility is named for Arthur J. Bond, former dean and late Father of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).   The engineering school is now home to Alabama’s oldest program in computer science.

21.  AAMU’s forestry program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters and is the only such program at an HBCU.

22.  Minority entrepreneurship expert Delmonize “Del” Smith was named to head the College of Business and Public Affairs in 2015.

23.  AAMU boasts the only certified (Planning Accreditation Board - PAB) undergraduate Community Planning program in Alabama.

24.  AAMU is host to a Confucius Institute, one of only 107 institutions in the nation, only three in Alabama and only four among historically black colleges and universities.

25.  The University has been ranked 8th out of 91 educational institutions in Alabama in return on investment (ROI) for students.

26.  The teacher education programs in the College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

27.  AAMU still boasts the only Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in the region and is one of only two in the state. The Program now offers the degree also in partnership with the University of North Alabama on its campus in Florence, Ala.

28.  The social work programs, undergraduate and graduate, are accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.

29.  The Rehabilitative Counseling program is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation.

30.  The Communicative Sciences and Disorders program is accredited by the American Speech and Hearing Association.

31.  The Family and Consumer Sciences program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Family and Consumer Sciences.

32.   The Nutrition and Hospitality program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation for Dietetics Education.

33.  AAMU’s College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences possesses the only MACH 1.4-4.0 Super Sonic Wind Tunnel (with air flow faster than the speed of sound) in north Alabama.  

34.  The programs in Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Technology, and Mechanical Engineering and Technology are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

35.  The University successfully launched its long-awaited first app for smartphones in the fall semester of 2014.

36.  AAMU has hosted a Nobel Laureate for 16 consecutive years, the only institution in the country to have such a distinction.

37.  AAMU Historic District, also known as Normal Hill College Historic District, has 28 buildings and 4 structures, listed in the United States Register of Historic Places.

38.  According to a 2013 article in the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, AAMU improved its graduation rate an impressive 8 percent (to 43 percent) during the reporting period of 1998-2011.
 

ACADEMICS/FACULTY


39.   AAMU physicists received NSF funding in the amount of $8 million through 2017 for an “Alliance for Physics Excellence” (APEX) program for improving physics education for up to 40,000 high school students statewide. 

40.  Dr. Larry McDaniel was installed as the 2014-2015 president of the Alabama Association of Higher Education in Business in Mobile, Ala. 

41.  Dr. Renae Myles has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Committee on Academics. Her term will continue until September 2018.

42.  Education professor Delores Price has been reappointed to the Governor’s prestigious Women’s Commission of Alabama through January 2018.

43.  Dr. Matthew E. Edwards, respected physicist, researcher and former dean, has been selected by California-based Scientific & Academic Publishing to be a guest editor of the highly respected American Journal of Materials Science.

44.  Urban regional Extension specialist Robert Spencer has received the Partners of the Americas distinguished President’s Volunteer Service Award.

45.  Dr. Susan Brown, professor in the Department of Visual, Performing and Communication Arts, is a director of the National Education Association.

46.  An institution-wide MOU was signed by the presidents of AAMU and Middle Tennessee State University.

47.   Noted artist, alum and faculty member John “Jahni” Moore is a popular artist and artistic consultant whose fame extends to the nation of Colombia.

48.  Faculty members from College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences took a 2014 recruitment trip to the famed Chicago High School of Agricultural Sciences, where they recruited several future Bulldogs.

49.  AAMU physicists Ashok K. Batra and Mohan Aggarwal are the master¬minds behind the nearly 200-page book, Pyroelectric Materials: Infrared Detectors, Particle Accelerators, and Energy Harvesters.

50.  Dr. Hope Reed, an associate professor in AAMU’s Communicative Sciences and Disorders Program, was recognized at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s convention in Chicago with the coveted Louis M. DiCarlo Award.

51.  USDA Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack awarded an Dr. Duncan M. Chembezi for his service on the Vilsack’s Advisory Committee on Small and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (ACBFR).  52.  AAMU faculty member Dr. Cynthia Smith, chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, was elected to head the Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society in 2015.

53.  Directed by Dr. Horace Carney, chair of the Department of Visual, Performing and Communication Arts, the world-renowned AAMU Concert Choir performed at the Lincoln Center in April 2014, marking the first such performance by a historically black college or university.

54.  Bandmaster Carlton Wright led the Marching Maroon and White to the 2014 Honda Battle of the Bands at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.
 

ALUMNI


55.   AAMU produces leaders for higher education.  Two A&M alumni, Dr. Carl Harris Marbury and Dr. Jack Thomas, former English major and AAMU track star, served as presidents of AAAMU and Western Illinois University, respectively. Dr. Nathan Essex serves as president of Southwest Tennessee Community College, and Norman Cephus was a two-year college president at C. A. Fredd Technical College in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

56.   AAMU produces governmental leaders: Kenneth Gulley, Mayor of Bessemer, Ala., and former Bessemer Mayor Edward May;  Jay Roberson, Birmingham City Council; Senator Linda Coleman and Representatives Laura Hall, Mary Moore and Anthony Daniels of the Alabama Legislature; James Perkins, former Mayor in Selma, Ala.; Mandela Barnes, Wisconsin State Assembly; and Chris Carter and Michael Butler, Missouri General Assembly.  Other local governmental leaders include Bob Harrison, Madison County Commission (Ala.); Richard Showers, Huntsville City Council; and Wil Culver, Huntsville City Council.

57.  AAMU produces leaders in public education, among them current and former superintendents of schools: Eugene White, Indianapolis Public Schools; Arlester McBride, Wilcox County Schools; Dee O. Fowler, Madison County Schools; Dr. Fred Primm, Jr., Bessemer City Schools; Woodie E. Pugh, Jr., Clarke County Schools; Elam Ray Swaim, Madison County Schools; Robert Brown, Greene County Schools; and Bernadeia Johnson, superintendent of Minneapolis, Minn., schools (featured on CNN’s “Blacks in America” series).

58.  Julian “Juels” Pierrot is the contact for marketing and communications efforts for the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.

59.   Dr. Robert Bullard, Texas Southern University dean, is known as one of the forerunners of the environmental justice movement.  He is the recipient of the influential Sierra Club’s  highly prestigious John Muir award.

60.  Dr. Henry Panion III is widely known for his work as a conductor and arranger for superstar Stevie Wonder, for whose performances and recordings he had led many of the world’s most notable orchestras.

61.  William E. Cox is president of Cox Mathews & Associates, publisher of the nationally distributed higher education publication DIVERSE magazine. 

62.  Julian Green has joined the Chicago Cubs operation as vice president of communications and community affairs, following a stint as the spokesperson for MillerCoors.  He was also a communications specialist for then Senator Barack Obama.

63.  Lisa S. Jones, founder/CEO of EyeMailInc.com of Atlanta, Ga., was featured in Black Enterprise magazine and was also dubbed Atlanta’s next tycoon.

64.  Dr. Marquita Furniss Davis served as the first female finance director for the State of Alabama.

65.  Paul Pinyan is executive director of the Alabama Farmers Federation and general manager of ALFA Services, Inc.

66.  AAMU alumnus Buddhi Raj Gyawali of Kentucky State University was recognized with the Excellence in Research Award by the Southern Rural Sociological Association (SRSA).

67.  Late alumnus Booker T. Whatley was noted internationally for developing a process of year-round farming for a 100-acre family.  The plan attracted the attention of the Wall Street Journal and the founder of Domino’s Pizza.

68.  Rose Crumb Johnson is a senior adviser for Pan-American Risk Management, LLC.  She pioneered new methods of service delivery in the health care arena and was noted for her innovation in implementing new initiatives. 

69.  John O. Hudson, III, is vice president of public relations and charitable giving for Alabama Power.  He also serves as president of the Alabama Power Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Alabama. 

70.  Carolyn Caldwell is president and CEO of Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Mo.   She has also been elected to the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees.  

71.  Dr. Alease S. Sims was a co-defendant in the long-running Knight & Sims vs. State of Alabama higher education desegregation lawsuit, first launched in 1981.

72.  W. Clyde Marsh retired with the rank of Rear Admiral and is currently serving as the director of veterans affairs for the State of Alabama and as president of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs.

73.  Adrienne Pope-Kelly Washington is the first black female to earn the permanent grade of GS-15 in the history of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, first black female to hold the position of Director of Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD) and first black female to serve as the Division Chief of Air and Missile Defense Systems in SAMD.  She formerly headed the South Eastern Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

74.  A building on the campus of University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) was named in honor of AAMU alumnus Harold Wilson.

75.  Brigadier General Patrick Burden became the first graduate of the AAMU ROTC Program to be promoted to the rank of general in the U.S. Army.
 

ATHLETICS

76.  The University hosted the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) outdoor track and field meet in April 2015.
77.  AAMU annually plays in the Magic City Classic, first played in 1924, one of the oldest and now largest continuing rivalries between HBCUs.
78.  An annual Robert Mathis football camp is held in Louis Crews Stadium with the support of Mathis, a former A&M standout and current member of the Indianapolis Colts. 
79.  Three students, Alaanese Gatson, Ariel Dowdy, and Brianna Zeigler were recognized in the Diverse Issues in Higher Education Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholars.  Recipients must participate in intercollegiate sports, have at least a 3.2 GPA and be active on their campuses or in their communities.
80.   AAMU joined forces with the City of Huntsville and Huntsville Public Schools on a stadium artificial turf project that enables access to junior high and high school football teams at Louis Crews Stadium. 
81.  NFL Hall of Famer John Stallworth is a former American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Stallworth played in six AFC championships and four Super Bowls.  Stallworth was inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Atlanta in 2014.  His annual golf tournament attracts celebrities who help his foundation supply funds for scholarships.
82.  For the first time ever, the mighty Maroon and White Bulldogs took on the North Carolina A&T State University Aggies in the SWAC-MEAC competition in Orlando, Fla., in 2014.
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.  Jearl Miles Clark was inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame and is a five-time Olympic winner in track and field, winning two gold and one silver medal.
84.  At least 80 former Bulldogs have played professional sports.
85.  All-time NFL draft picks (19) include:  Johnny Baldwin, Robert Mathis, Joe Patton, Fred Lester, Todd Woulard, Howard Ballard, Morris Johnson, Reginald Gipson, Thomas Hopkins, Mike Williams, Raymond Cooley, Frankie Smith, Oliver Ross, Louis Swain, Onree Jackson, Alvin Pressell, Bill Kendricks and Bernard Corbin.   
86.  The AAMU Athletic Hall of Fame boasts more than 200 members.
87.  Frank Kearse is an American football nose tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.
88.  At a capacity of 21,000 seats, Louis Crews Stadium is still the largest such athletic facility in North Alabama.
89.  Barry Wagner is a retired player from the Arena Football League for the Orlando Predators with whom he won his first Arena Bowl Championship and the San Jose SaberCats, with whom he won two championships. He is considered the best arena football player of all time.
 

OUTREACH

90.  The Alabama Cooperative Extension Program, a joint program between AAMU and Auburn University, has extension offices in all 67 Alabama counties.
91.  The Small Farm Research Center will hold a series of practical workshops designed for the general public throughout 2015 as part of its unique program targeting beginning farmers and ranchers.   
92.  The AAMU Community Development Center and Edmonton Heights Family Life Center teams to provide tutorial, tax preparation and other services to the neighborhood.
93.  Yvonne T. Jackson, a member of the USDA’s Senior Executive Service currently serves AAMU under an Intergovernmental Personnel Act agreement.  Jackson will assist A&M and regional 1890 land-grant schools compete for funding for business and rural economic development initiatives supported by the USDA.
94.  AAMU partners with the Madison County Commission District 6 to form and sustain community/public gardens. 
95.  Ranging from rodeos to dog shows, the AAMU Agribition Center hosts a number of unique events for the greater Huntsville and Madison County community.
96.  As of 2015, more than a dozen homes had been built, renovated, or upgraded through the Community Development Corporation.
97.  AAMU students have provided consistent mentoring services to students at local elementary schools in Huntsville, Ala.  AAMU student volunteers have clocked more than 60,000 hours at more than 60 local agencies and schools.
98.  The College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences is participating in a student and faculty exchange program with Nanjing Forestry University in China. 
99.  The AAMU Urban and New Nontraditional Programs Unit, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, annually hosts its “Successful Aging Initiative” in collaboration with the Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.  The programs average 800 attendees each year.
100.  The Small Farms Research Center serves nearly 700 small farmers and over 100 rural entrepreneurs each year.     
101.  In conjunction with the Faith Advocacy Commission, AAMU launched “AAMU Day” to encourage local churches to show their support and appreciation for the University.
102.  The 100,000-watt radio jazz and blues format station WJAB-FM hosts a city-wide backpack drive to help prepare students returning to school in the fall who are from low-income families.
103.  The AAMU Student Wellness Center boasts state-of-the-art fitness equipment, bowling alley and numerous health and wellness outreach programs for the community.
104.  The Bulldog Pride Committee, headed by First Lady Abbiegail Hugine, pulls together University and community persons in a partnership focused on campus aesthetics, pride and scholarship support.  The Committee also coordinates the “Be the Match Walk,” a worthwhile event organized to further increase awareness of bone marrow research.
105.  AAMU and its Cooperative Extension component planned a community-wide 1890 Walk-Run event in April 2015 in observance of the 125th anniversary celebration of the Second Morrill Act in 1890.
106.  In 2014, AAMU fulfilled its support agreement to provide assistance to its first adopted Ninth Grade Academy at Butler High School.  AAMU is now working with its second group of Butler students.
107.  AAMU’s WJAB-FM airs a nationally syndicated radio program, “Return to the Source,” hosted by political science professor and jazz enthusiast Douglas Turner.
108.  The presentation by the Sizemore Group of the University’s Master Plan was made before a public gathering comprised of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community leaders.
109.   The AAMU Gallery of Art, located in the R.D. Morrison Fine Arts Building, is a professional and accessible showcase for on-campus and community artists.  Professors coordinated SPACES, a program sponsored the City of Huntsville and the Huntsville Arts Council to bring art and sculptures to public places.
110.   The Third Presidential Bus Tour visited 10 cities and, through clustering, accessed 57 high schools, including some within the Black Belt.  During the tour, over $6.8 million in scholarships over a four-year period was awarded.
111.  The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs Unit hosted the two-month, statewide Healthy Heart 1000 Challenge (HHC 1000).
112.  AAMU was the site of an important and free workshop on Tourette Syndrome geared toward professionals in the areas of counseling, nursing, occupational therapy, psychology, social work and other areas.
113.  College of Business and Public Affairs faculty are systematically expanding online degree offerings.   The College has launched the online B.S. degree in management, a program especially suited for the nontraditional student.
 

RESEARCH

114.  There are more than 25 specialized research laboratories and three outdoor research stations and forest sites where agricultural, environmental, forestry and wildlife research is undertaken by students and faculty members in the College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences.
115.  Nobel Laureate Thomas A. Steitz (2009 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry) will provide the 2015 public lecture  in November.
116.  The Alabama Center for Teaching, Learning, and Psychological Research, an affiliate of the International Learning Style Network (ILSN), engages in research, grantsmanship and publication.  It is one of less than a dozen such centers nationwide.
117.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a travel award grant to AAMU’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences to engage emerging scientists as undergraduate students and to expose them to the professional environment.
118.  A team of AAMU administrators and faculty have been successful in securing a second five-year $1.75 million National Science Foundation ASSURE grant aimed at improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate education at historically black colleges and universities. 
119.  AAMU’s Center for Forest Ecosystem Assessment (CFEA) is part of the National Science Foundation’s Center of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST). 
120.   Two AAMU professors have received a $600,000 award from the nation’s Department of Homeland Security to assist in the detection and identification of explosive materials.   The principal investigator for the project is Dr. Aschalew Kassu (pictured), an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering, Construction Management and Industrial Technology.  Dr. Anup Sharma, professor of physics, is the project’s Co-PI.
 

STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEERISM

121.  Students are engaging in international experiences including internship experiences in Brazil, Cyprus, Ghana, China and numerous other countries. Also, Dr. James O. Bukenya and Dr. Eric Ohene-Nyako took a group of seven AAMU students to Ghana in West Africa as part of a government grant aimed at promoting global awareness and leadership.
122.  The AAMU Dairy Team participated in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge & Dairy Challenge Academy in Fort Wayne, Ind., in April 2014.
123.  A team of students from the College of Business and Public Affairs’ Department of Finance and Economics earned 3rd place in the 2014 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Investment Challenge Program, which provides a real-world learning experience in portfolio management.
124.  AAMU students once again participated in zero gravity experiments as part of a NASA reduced gravity flight team in Houston.
125.  The College of Business and Public Affairs; the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences; and Career Development Services teamed to hold a Corporate Leadership and Executive Speaker Series. 
126.  AAMU student Marylyn Creer was selected to serve as ambassador for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund/Centers for Disease Control Program leadership conference for fall 20
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7.  Xantheia Watkins, a graduate student in the Department of Community and Regional Planning, was selected to be a Fellow for the Eno Leadership and Development Conference in Washington, D.C., in June 2014.  Also, Recent graduate Kevin Ferguson was selected in 2014 to participate in a Pre-MBA program structured by Yale University.
128.  A delegation of seven members of AAMU’s Morrison Chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) participated in the Career Fair and Training Conference held in Birmingham, Ala., in spring 2014.
129.  AAMU forestry students participated in a groundbreaking endeavor, forming the nation’s first student wildland fire-fighting crew, FIREDAWGS, of its kind recognized by the U.S. Forest Service. 
130.   AAMU students finished first in their division and placed in the Sweet Sixteen of 48 universities in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge during the spring 2015 five-day tournament at American Honda Motor Co., Inc., in Torrance, Calif.
131.  Students from the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences devoted volunteer hours during the term to improve the reading skills of children at the Huntsville-based Morris Elementary School.
 

HONORING OUR OWN

132.  In 2015, AAMU and unit supervisors paid tribute to nearly 40 professional office workers for their roles in the carrying out the University’s mission as a part of the annual Administrative Professional Day. 133.  At the 2014 Founder’s Day Convocation, the University recognized Dr. Jorge Vizcarra as the Professor of the Year and Mr. Darryl Jackson as the Staff Employee of the Year.
134.  In April 2015, the Academic Honors Convocation again recognized more than 300 students who have achieved various academic distinctions.
135.  AAMU dedicated Legacy Lake in tribute to the work and memories of the first ladies of the institution.
136.   At AAMU, three alumni play a key policy-setting role on the Board of Trustees.  The alumni-trustees include Kevin Ball, John O. Hudson and James Montgomery.
137.  The “Normal Legacy Society,” established by President Hugine, recognizes lifetime contributions of $100,000 or more to AAMU, contributed more than $1.2 million.  The members were: Dr. Henry & Mrs. Nell Bradford; the late Ms. Bertha M. Jones; Dr. Ernest and Mrs. Marion Knight; Mrs. Ella Byrd McCain and the late Dr. John McCain; the late Rev. Lucien M. Randolph; the late Ms. Velma Walker; Mrs. Geneva Wright and the late Mr. Elbert Wright; the Tom Joyner Foundation; Atty. W. Troy and Mrs. Sue Massey; Huntsville Hospital and Mr. Ronald and Mrs. Patricia McIntosh. 
138.  AAMU is in the third year of its first-ever capital campaign.
139.  AAMU would be ranked in the Top 10 nationally, according to news reports, if the effectiveness of higher education institutions were ranked by criteria set by U.S. President Barack Obama.
140.  The year 2015 marks Alabama A&M University’s 140th anniversary.  A fitting tribute is Eddie Eugene Davis, Jr.’s book: William Hooper Councill: The Greatest Negro the Race Ever Produced
(available via www.amazon.com).
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