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Living the HBCU Legacy Posted on 07-31-2008

“Helping Black Children Unerring” is my new definition of the Historical Black Colleges/University. There have been many famous people from our past who have made numerous of contributions to our colleges and universities. HBCU’s are a joy and a blessing to have around because so many of our ancestors couldn’t afford to go, was living in slavery, or was either uneducated. To begin with, Historical Black Colleges and Universities have had many famous African Americans attend and even had colleges and universities named after them. Martin Luther King Jr., attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Morehouse is still an accredited college and is among one of the most well known Historical Black Colleges. It is also a tourist attraction! In addition, Bethune Cookman University located in Daytona Beach, Florida is a university that was named after Mary McCleod Bethune. She was also an important person from out pass, and she was a woman! So, in my opinion she made black history as well as women history. In today’s society our prior knowledge about HBCU’s is not only spreading through the internet and black history, it is also spreading through television as well as movies. For example “The Cosby Show,” it was a black television series where Bill Cosby stated that he attended a school call Hilman. Hilman is not really college and he was actually referring to Morehouse. Also to include the movie “Drumline.” It was a battle of the bands movie that included Morris Brown and school called A&T, which was referring to Clark- Atlanta. My final movie to include would be “The Great Debaters.” This movie was about a debate team living in segregation and who was competing against other colleges. The debaters were from Wiley College, which is located in Texas. All of these colleges are each a Historical Black College. To sum everything up, Historical Black Colleges and Universities are not just from our past, but they are gradually becoming apart of our future. I am one person who has always wanted to attend a Historical Black College or University and that is exactly what I am going to do!
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