HBCUs Remain Producers of Black Excellence Across Disciplines

Niara Savage
May 6, 2019 - 5:00
HBCUs Remain Producers of Black Excellence Across Disciplines

The nation’s inflamed racial tensions have coincided with record-breaking increases in enrollment at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). In 2017, North Carolina A&T State University recorded its largest student population ever, and the number of first-time applicants to Spelman College increased by the thousands in a single year. HBCU grads have consistently confirmed the necessity of these establishments by remaining at the forefront of the Black intellectual elite....

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2 Replies to “HBCUs Remain Producers of Black Excellence Across Disciplines”

  1. Very important article!
    Today many African American parents grapple with trying to decide if they should send their sons and daughters to a HBCU. And while they compare college locations, cost, academic reputations and areas of study offered, I fear they often overlook a key intrinsic value of the HBCU experience. That is the increased sense of faith and pride in African American culture and African American intellectual capability that one gets from the experience.
    I often tell people about one of my first HBCU experiences, when I sat down in a large lecture hall filled with black and brown students, the students then began to exchange in dialog and scholarly debate of diverse issues. I was like wow!, I can’t believe I had never experienced this before.
    I am a proud graduate of Texas Southern University in Houston TX.

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