Historically Black Colleges And Universities: Their Legacy Builds Our Common Future

HBCUs excel at growing human potential and creating excellence under challenging circumstances -- capacities and skills all humanity sorely needs to thrive in this challenging era.


Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities - This 90-minute documentary relates the history of HBCUs and explores their impact in society. Because the video was apparently recorded directly from a TV broadcast, there are a couple of brief promotional segments in the video.
5 Things To Know: HBCU Edition - Some fast facts about HBCUs.
Profile of HBCUs Current Impact - Over half of all African American professionals are graduates of HBCUs. Spelman and Bennett Colleges produce over half of the nation's African American women who go on to earn doctorates in all science fields; more than produced by the Ivy League's Seven Sisters combined (Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Wellesley, and Vassar Colleges). And more!
Which Was the First HBCU? - Both Cheyney University and Lincoln University make a claim to the distinction. Here's the evidence.
A Declared Winner Alongside Kamala Harris: Historically Black Colleges and Universities - The new Vice-President of the United States is one of many illustrious people who have graduated from HBCUs.

While I give thanks for all the professors, staff, students, donors, and friends that have built HBCUs over the decades, I can't do a post on HBCUs without sending a special shout out for my two personal favorites: Prairie View A&M University and North Carolina Central University.

Prairie View A&M University: Legacy and History - This webpage from the John B. Coleman Library at PVAMU offers a series of videos on the history of excellence and current impact of PVAMU.
We Are NC Central - An overview of NCCU's legacy of excellence and service, plus insights into its future. For the deeper history of NCCU, see this story about its origins, including many rare photos.