From being inspired to attend Morehouse by the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Junior and being registered to vote by Rainbow PUSH coalition leader Jesse Jackson; Mr. Bowman, III had many great experiences while pursuing his degree in Business with a concentration on Marketing.
Thankfully he has been kind enough to share those HBCU experiences with us and now you.
I chose Morehouse because of its legacy and the fact that Spelman College was nearby:)
What professors at Morehouse College left the most impression upon you as a student and/or person? What did they do that continues to mean so much to you to this day?
Lydia Mckinney, John Williams, Ben McLaurin -all were my business professors that taught me to stand up, speak up and claim it.
Dr. John E. Williams
What is the story of your “experience” to date at Morehouse College given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?
A place where I came into my own as I met with, walked with and talked with black leaders regularly.
Jesse Jackson giving a speech at Thurman Day at Morehouse
Jesse Jackson, a public figure that I had seen on tv for years, actually registered me to vote. When I came to Morehouse, I didnt even know I mattered. When I left, I knew that I had arrived…Just that Morehouse Mystique!
Where were the spots to go to if you wanted to cuddle with your boy or girlfriend?
I decided to become a student at Bethune Cookman University after recieving a band scholarship to become apart of the Marching wildcats. without my scholarship I probably would not be apart of something as great as this legacy.
“The night President Barack Obama was elected will forever remain etched in my heart and being, as I felt proud to be a part of my generation, of this country, of my Black race, of history, and to be a proud Claflinite.”