• Robert Louis Shepard, PhD

Five myths about historically black colleges and universities

Updated: Aug 27, 2018



Source: Howard University students socialize between classes. (Andre Chung/for The Washington Post)

Nine historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were established 1867. This was four years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. This means that 2017 represents the Sesquicentennial (150 years) for these nine institutions who along with about 90 more have been responsible for educating many of America's black students.


The March 5, 2017 article published in the Opinions Section of the Washington Post by Shirley Carswell is a "Must Read" for everybody.  It helps the nation and the world gain a better understanding and appreciation of the legacy and unique role these institutions have play and continue to play in the education of many America students and students from around the world. Click here to access the article.

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