Black College Sets Up Scholarship Endowment for Music Majors

Florida Memorial University, the historically black educational institution in Miami Gardens, has established an endowment fund that will be used to provide scholarships for low-income students who are studying music. Some 200 people paid $50 to attend the event and additional money was raised from local businesses. The goal is to create a multimillion-dollar endowment fund to provide several scholarships each year to low-income music majors.

In 1900 Florida Memorial University faculty member J. Rosamond Johnson, in collaboration with his brother James Weldon Johnson, composed Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing, which is commonly known as the Black National Anthem.