TSU Celebrates 100 Years

Tennessee State University in Nashville begins a yearlong centennial celebration Wednesday.

The annual Founders’ Day and Opening Convocation will mark the official start of the 100th anniversary festivities.

A news release from the school says the celebration will highlight traditions, legacy, academics, alumni and contributions to higher education.

Nashville’s only public university has two campuses in the city. It earned university status in 1951 as Tennessee A&I, and changed its name to Tennessee State in 1968. Its alumni include Oprah Winfrey and Wilma Rudolph.