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Living the HBCU legacy Posted on 08-01-2008
Tracie boo

Historically Black Colleges and Universities have contributed to American History by inspiring African Americans to reach for higher education. HBCU's send a positive message to African Americans, that they don't have to be on the streets to prosper in life. The schools teach African Americans that they can become doctors, lawyers, nurses and anthing you want to be. Without HBCU's African Americans such as Oprah Winfrey, Martin Luther King, Jesse Jackson, and David Satcher would not have been the leaders they became. Many HBCU's have opened up their doors to African Americans to acheive an education that is compatible to a white University. HBCU's are relevant to America because they teach culture and academics to African American students. It is said that African American students do better in HBCU's than white universities because they feel more accepted and have a deeper connection with their peers. HBCU's have played an important role on American History. They were originally established to train teachers, preachers and other members of the African American community to push away the despairs of slavery. HBCU's also opened the door of education to those who were not prepared to enter white Colleges/Universities. HBCU's have served 90% of black students in higher education. HBCU's have played an important role in both the past and present. Without these Colleges many African Americans would not have been able to succeed in life. HBCU's teach us that just because your black doesn't mean failure is your destiny
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