125 years ago on April 11, 1881, Sophia Packard and Harriet E. Giles founded the best school to grace the face of the earth…Spelman College. Since then thousands of girls entered the gates and four years later they’ve exited as women…dynamic, world changing women. I often look through facebook, and it absolutely amazes me the things that my fellow Spelman sisters are doing. We are moving and shaking in all of our perspective fields. We have some hugh shoes to fill of past alumnae like Marian Wright Edelman, Latanya Richardson Jackson, Elder Bernice King, Pearl Cleage, and Alice Walker. But there’s no doubt in my mind that we will fill those shoes and then run in them. Big ups, Spelman College. You’ve definitely changed the world. May the next 125 be even greater.

Spelman Hymn
Spelman, thy name we praise
Standards and honor raise
We’ll ever faithful be
Throughout eternity
May peace with thee abide
And God forever guide
Thy heights supreme and true
Blessings to you.

Through years of toil and pain
May thy dear walls remain
Beacons of heavenly light,
Undaunted by the fight
And when life’s race is won,
Thy noble work is done
Oh, God forever bind
Our hearts to thine

Words and music by Eddye Mae Money, C’1934