BuzzFeed recently visited Morehouse College, an all-mens Historically Black College founded two years after the end of the Civil War, to celebrate their 2015 homecoming!
We asked students and alum to school us on the qualities of a Morehouse man, and here's what they had to say:
1."A Morehouse man is one who moves through the world with competence and confidence, able at once to compete in the world that he sees and work for a new world." —John Silvanus Wilson, Jr.
3."A man of Morehouse has charisma, concern for his fellow brother, and concern for the advancement of African-Americans as a whole." —Xavier
5."A man who is totally independent and can utilize all of his human and civil rights. He's not chained by the oppressive class; he has mobility...A Morehouse man is a Morehouse man!" —Ahmer Robinson
7."A man of Morehouse is a man that makes a consequential difference in our society. Alumni that include the first African-American mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, Maynard Jackson; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr; Spike Lee; and Samuel Jackson." —Eugene Finley
9."A Morehouse man is someone held to a higher standard. Someone who isn't just used to doing the bare minimum. If you're early, you're on time. If you're late, you shouldn't even go." —Sevé