HL 024: HBCU Symposium, An Award-Winning Barber Shop App and Dr. TaKeia Anthony

HL24: HBCU Symposium, Award-Winning App and Dr. TaKeia Anthony

Episode 24 is full of youth and pure energy. The 2015 HBCU Symposium will be October 9th and 10th in Nashville, so Dr. Crystal deGregory returns to tell us about it in the feature interview on Episode 24. Recent graduate Michael DeVore tells us about an innovative app that can be used when it’s time to get that hair cut. The show starts with a rising star in academia and a three time HBCU graduate, Dr. TaKeia Anthony.


She is the first African American woman from Bowling Green to earn her Ph.D. in History. Dr. TaKeia Anthony stops by the podcast to talk about her passion for history and how it has been fueled by the legacy of HBCUs in her family.

Dr. Anthony, a fourth generation HBCU alum, earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina Central and she went on to earn her Ph.D. from Howard. She is also an assistant professor of History at Edward Waters College.

Learn more about her at TaKeiaAnthony.com.


With so many barber shops around HBCUs, the Live Chair barbershop app could be useful to many a customer. Through market research, Michael DeVore also realized the app could be very useful to barbers. The May 2015 graduate of Claflin visited the show to talk about the award-winning app.

Learn more about Live Chair.


Dr. Crystal deGregory’s HBCU Symposium will be at her alma mater Fisk in October. As she goes through possible papers to be presented, Dr. deGregory visits the podcast to talk about this year’s symposium and how it could serve as a center of intellect in Black America.

Learn more about the 2015 HBCU Symposium.

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