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The HBCU Takeover! Posted on 08-01-2008
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Ashley Manley [EMAIL="Ashley.manley@yahoo.com"]Ashley.manley@yahoo.com[/EMAIL] (770) 906 3416 What is an HBCU? That’s a question you hear from time to time. Those that do not know, are truly missing out. Historically Black Colleges and Universities have been around for quite some time. HBCU’s have contributed to American history in a tremendous way. Black Americans were not being treated fairly, and did not receive the same education as White Americans. In 1873 the first Historically Black College, Cheyney University was founded. This was a big deal in American history, because it was a day the unexpected became a reality, A day Blacks transitioned to the next level, and set higher goals for ourselves and education. HBCU’s are relevant today because they are great institutions that portray consistency, provide students with history of the African American culture, and they show the world that they are just as capable of educating as predominantly white colleges. Consistency is key when making a change. There are approximately 110 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America. That is remarkable. Being a student at an HBCU really makes me appreciate all that our ancestors did to make this opportunity possible. African American history a lot of times is overlooked and even changed around. Many schools do not get the correct information. But HBCU’s strive to give students the best and most factual information. Regardless of what others may think, HBCU’s are RELEVANT. Yes, there may be a few Blacks in America but the little that’s here has made one of the biggest impacts ever in American history, and that is why HBCU’s are still booming today. There is many things we can learn from this. That is to never let anyone or anything stop you from your dream. To have Historically Black Colleges in multiple states of America was a dream, and that dream was accomplished. Another lesson to take with us is to not look down on anyone or any race, because we all were made to excel and achieve great standards.
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