Melvin Miles is an institution at Morgan State University. After enrolling as a student in 1970, Miles eventually became director of university bands, leading the marching band, symphonia band, jazz ensemble, and more. But it’s a bittersweet time on campus, as Miles prepares for his final performance. He is retiring after spending nearly 50 years at Morgan State.
2022 Morgan State University graduate Cayla Sweazie participated in the fifth class of the Rhoden Fellowship, a one-year internship with Andscape that identifies and trains aspiring journalists from historically Black colleges and universities.
Civil Rights Activist, Former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick to Receive Honorary Degree from Morgan State
Morgan State will honor former NFL quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick with an honorary degree during Saturday’s spring commencement ceremony.
It has been five and a half years since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines for taking a knee during the national anthem before a game against the San Diego Chargers to protest police brutality and racial inequity. Kaepernick’s relentless work—and the efforts of two other “Vanguards of Social Justice and the African-American Experience,” David Burton and David Talbert—are being recognized by Morgan State University at its spring commencement ceremonies.