Historically Black Colleges and Universities have made contributions to American History and present day education. HBCUs are not just profound schools, but have grown over the decades to what we have today. HBCUs were built to give black students an opportunity in higher education during a time when blacks weren't allowed to attend white schools.
HBCU's have graduated alumni who have made major impacts in our country.Thurgood Marshall, Langston Hughes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Booker T. Washington to name a few, have all made major contributions to American History. Without HBCU's as a part of American History we wouldn't have many of the strong black leaders that we have today. In spite of the many challenges that blacks have faced relative to access to education, HBCU's helped to shift attitudes and have produced successful results. Everywhere you go, you'll find blacks who are pursuing careers in science, art humanities, the medical world, law, politics etc. Whether or not they attended a HBCU, the idea that blacks can attend and succeed at the college level is due to a foundation that was set at HBCU's.
HBCUs are relevant today because they help remind are current students of historical bckground. Individuals who graduated from HBCUs are role models and an inspiration to today's black students; giving them the encouragement to reach higher and understand that they can go beyond the limits that were set before them. HBCU's are also relevant today because they give black students a sense of support and nurture them throughout the college years.
I will be attendng Lincoln University in the late summer and look forward to having a great learning experience. Not only as a student, but as a leader who will leave a great legacy behind for the next generation to follow.