Ashley Perry, sophomore psychology major: Tougaloo College was built on a plantation. It was so ironic that the same place that broke down African Americans became a college that uplifted students. It reversed from a place where African Americans were nobody to a place where they were somebody. Walking around the campus, I kept thinking of Maya Angelou’s phrase from the poem, “Still I Rise.” She said, “I am the dream and the hope of the slave.” Just walking around I felt that phrase so strongly. Just by educating myself I have done that, I have lived the dream of my ancestors and many people that came before me.