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May 12, 2024

PHOTO ESSAY | Edward Waters commencement

Saturday’s Edward Waters University commencement was held Downtown because the HBCU’s gym can no longer fit its graduates.…

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Edward Waters University has been located in Jacksonville's New Town neighborhood since 1904. The university has called Jacksonville home since 1982. | Ben Brown, Special to Jacksonville Today
March 4, 2024

Edward Waters president battles old HBCU perceptions as university grows

For Faison, outdated impressions of Edward Waters are especially irksome as he leads the university through historic firsts.…

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Edward Waters defensive back Kamren Thomas (10) celebrates his interception with linebacker Sky Louis during the second half of the Big Cat Classic. Florida Memorial defeated Edward Waters 38-21 in The Big Cat Classic on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023 in Jacksonville. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
September 4, 2023

PHOTO ESSAY | Big Cat Classic gives Edward Waters community chance to count its blessings

When the Edward Waters University football team kicked off its 2023 season on Saturday afternoon at Nathaniel Glover Community Field…

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Mikynzi Alexander recites Useni Eugene Perkins' poem "Hey Black Child" during a ribbon cutting for Becoming Collegiate Academy. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
November 28, 2022

2 new Northwest Jacksonville schools mix HBCU culture with elementary curriculum

Mikynzi Alexander spoke with confidence as she recited Useni Eugene Perkins’ poem “Hey, Black Child” at her school’s ribbon-cutting last…