Morehouse President Dr. John Wilson Talks, "A World Of Our Dreams"

Mar 13, 2014

For nearly 150 years Morehouse College has traditionally graduated more African American men than any other academic institution.

Since 1967, Morehouse presidents have also been Morehouse graduates.

That continued with the recent selection of Dr. John Wilson.

Dr. John S. Wilson, the new president of Morehouse College, in WABE studio 2 with Rose Scott.
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He’s the institution’s 11th president.

In a two-part conversation with WABE’s Rose Scott, Dr. Wilson talks challenges of fund-raising for historically black colleges and universities, the plight of the African American male and his vision for the institution as outlined in Wilson’s inaugural address.

He begins their conversation by admitting he almost didn't plan to attend Morehouse.

In part two of the conversation, Dr. Wilson talks about the plight of African American males and why Morehouse College plans to partner with the White House on a summit on the African American male.

Dr. Wilson tells WABE Morehouse College is under endowed and fundraising will be a priority for the new president.
Credit Katie King

Extended Web Extras

Dr. Wilson talks about his influences.

An avid sports fan, Dr. Wilson talks Morehouse Maroon Tigers athletics.

Dr. Wilson loves sports and says he's impressed with the football team and wants the Morehouse Maroon Tigers to succeed in all sports.
Credit Katie King