Historically black colleges where developed to give African Americans a equal chance to get an education. In 1896, the Supreme Court case Plessy vs. Ferguson made it legal to separate the students by race in school, separate but equal. In other words, no African American was able to attend school with white people. For this reason, schools were made specifically for minorities to attend. Schools varied from elementary to junior high up to high school. There were even colleges made for African Americans known as HBCU’s. HBCU’s were of great use to African Americans until the 1956 Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education overturned the case of separate but not equal allowing blacks to attend school at any school. Some HBCU’s are predominantly white like West Virginia University. It’s 90% white. To this very day, African Americans have attended schools that aren’t black schools, but there are things in an HBCU that an African American can learn that they couldn’t pick up at an ordinary university. It has always been hard for minorities to find a good job. Attending HBCU’s can definitely help out with finding a job. Since it is a black school, you can get one-on-one information and advice from the African American staffs that have fought the struggle that you are going through. Not only can HBCU’s help out with your job situation, but you could get help from professors that can benefit you and help you in ways that other universities don’t have the capabilities. Nobody wants to see a black person succeed more that a black person, so why not attend a black college. You’re surrounded by a bunch of people who want to see you become successful.