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Essay Submission Posted on 07-10-2008
pmillington

Historically black colleges and universities established before 1964 to encourage and enrich black youth to post-secondary education has made a huge impact on American history. An outlet for scholars who were not allowed to attend universities coined to be only for whites gave blacks the option to strengthen their mind and soul through enriching fellowship with other blacks as well as furthering education. Without HBCUs blacks today would have larger void in education as well as more first time graduates. Among those schools came a renewal of worth to blacks when facing the real world where education is the key and with HBCUs blacks were able to get that key. Historically black colleges and universities are extremely still relevant today. We are able to see how far we as a people have come. Yes, now we can attend the once whites only universities like Yale and Harvard but with HBCUs thriving education we rival quality and quantity of successes through HBCU programs. It is relevant to have HBCUs now because of the birth it reminds us of and the true growth we have made throughout the years. It also gives us the outlook for more growth and reaching college plans for every American youth no matter their race or financial status. Within these universities we learn more about our history and legacy. The camaraderie among students allows us to learn more about ourselves and one another. The ability to explore the different aspects of black community and personalities broadens our horizons to understanding man kind as a whole. The best thing we can learn is race does not translate can’t or inability to do anything in this world.
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