Spelman College Becomes the First HBCU to Create Chair in Queer Studies

Maria Perez
Nov 1, 2019 - 3:45
Spelman College Becomes the First HBCU 

Spelman College made history on Tuesday, October 29 after it announced it would fund a faculty chair in queer studies. The Atlanta-based women’s college is the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to create this program. The college said in a statement that the position was backed by philanthropist Jon Stryker with a matching gift of $2 million. Spelman stated that it had started a fundraising campaign, which will be matched with Stryker’s $2 million donation. “Spelman College has long been at the forefront of...

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