SOURCE: Black Perspectives
HBCUs and the 1950s Red Scare
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.
FBI Identifies 6 Juvenile Persons of Interest in HBCU Bomb Threats
On the first day of Black History Month multiple historically Black campuses reported bomb threats.
SOURCE: Perspectives on History
Replacing Sentiment with Action: Support HBCUs
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
Howard University’s Removal of Classics is a Spiritual Catastrophe
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
Biden Has a Unique Opportunity to Undo Years of Education Inequality
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.
How the Black Colleges Beyoncé Honors in Homecoming Have Played a Vital Role in American History
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
African-American Professor: Reagan Did More To Help Black Education Than Obama
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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