SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
Many HBCU students fear that bans on teaching "divisive concepts" could be applied to undermine the historic mission of campuses serving African American students and promoting Black intellectual communities.
SOURCE: Black Perspectives
by Candace Cunningham
South Carolina officials were able to use the purse strings to coerce public HBCU administrators to expel student activists. When private HBCUs became centers of sit-in organizing, state legislators turned to accusations of Communism.
On the first day of Black History Month multiple historically Black campuses reported bomb threats.
SOURCE: Perspectives on History
by Brian M. McGowan
"Until the discipline is ready to recognize HBCUs, our faculty, and our students as equal participants, its statements on diversity and empathy for students of color will remain conditional."
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Cornel West and Jeremy Tate
Despite some contemporary multicultural critiques, the literary and intellectual traditions of the West can and must be separated from "the crimes of the West." If Frederick Douglass and MLK drew on these traditions in struggles for freedom, then Howard University must continue to teach them.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Crystal R. Sanders
Segregated state higher education systems long neglected the responsibility to support graduate and professional education for Black residents, to the point of funding scholarships to send Black students out of state rather than allow the growth of professional and graduate programs in their states.
The feeling of unity expressed by Beyoncé’s loving tribute goes even deeper than viewers may know: throughout that history, HBCUs have contributed to every sphere of American life.
SOURCE: CBS DC
A former history and African Studies professor at historically black Delaware State University blames President Obama for undermining the education of black students.
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