Student Historian

Robert Pitzer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, and a Bachelor of Music as well as a Master of Arts in Music Education from the University of Washington. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Washington, where he also supervises the student teacher practicum experience for the School of Music.  Robert has 23 years of experience as a music teacher in the elementary and secondary schools of Washington State, and served as Music Director and Program Coordinator for the Seattle All-City Band for a decade.  His research concerns issues of cultural diversity in music education.

Jackson State University (1877- )

A historically black college located in on a 125-acre campus near downtown Jackson, the capital city of the state of Mississippi, Jackson State University (JSU) has been the designated urban university of the state’s higher education system since 1979.  The school was founded in 1877 … Read MoreJackson State University (1877- )

Florida A&M University (1887- )

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is a historically black four-year public institution located on a 419 acre campus in Tallahassee, Florida. With approximately 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, it is the second largest HBCU in the United States. The school was founded as the … Read MoreFlorida A&M University (1887- )

Mississippi Valley State University (1950- )

Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) is a public institution located in Itta Bena, Mississippi. MVSU is the nation’s youngest historically black public university. In 1946 the Mississippi legislature passed an act authorizing the establishment of a new institution to be named Mississippi Vocational College. The … Read MoreMississippi Valley State University (1950- )

Allen University (1870- )

Allen University, a Christian liberal arts institution located on a 20-acre campus in Columbia, South Carolina, is the oldest historically black college in the state.  The school was founded in 1870 by the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church of South Carolina, and was originally located … Read MoreAllen University (1870- )

Tennessee State University (1912- )

Tennessee State University (TSU) is a historically black, comprehensive, four-year co-educational university located on a 500-acre campus in Nashville, Tennessee. With over 10,000 students, including nearly 1,900 graduate students, it is one of the largest historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the nation.  It … Read MoreTennessee State University (1912- )

LeMoyne-Owen College (1862- )

LeMoyne-Owen College is a private, historically black, four year, co-educational, liberal arts institution located in Memphis, Tennessee. It is affiliated with the United Church of Christ. The institution can trace its roots back to 1862, when the American Missionary Association (AMA) sent Lucinda Humphrey to … Read MoreLeMoyne-Owen College (1862- )

Benedict College (1870- )

Located within walking distance of downtown Columbia, South Carolina, Benedict College is a private four-year, co-educational, liberal arts college affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA. Benedict College was founded in 1870 by Rhode Island native Mrs. Bathsheba Benedict and the Baptist Home Mission. Its … Read MoreBenedict College (1870- )

Bowie State University (1865- )

Founded in 1865, Bowie State University is Maryland’s oldest historically black university, and one of the ten oldest African American institutions of higher education in the United States. It is also one of eleven senior colleges and universities in the University of Maryland system. The … Read MoreBowie State University (1865- )