‘Your Heritage Is Taken Away’: The Closing of 3 Historically Black Colleges

Since the 1930s, the women of Bennett College, one of the nation’s two historically black colleges for women, have dressed in white and sung their “Preference Song” over an annual breakfast. They wave white linen napkins in the air, cheering “dear old Bennett College,” and welcome incoming freshmen. The main quad of Bennett College.Credit Jeremy…

HBCU Puts Focus On Mental Health So Students Can Thrive Academically

Paul Quinn College has rolled out several wellness initiatives under its mental health campaign. A Texas-based historically Black college is ensuring that all of its students have the support and resources needed to overcome trauma developed from past experiences. According to Dallas News, Paul Quinn College has launched a mental health campaign to help students…

White HBCU Student Says He Thought ‘There Would Be More Black People

This is an ongoing trend at HBCUs.     Not only are white people moving into Black neighborhoods, apparently, there are moving into Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). One white student at Bethune–Cookman University in  Daytona Beach, Florida, was shocked that he didn’t see more Black students.