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  • Writer's pictureRobert Louis Shepard, PhD

Rich Legacy of HBCUs

Updated: Apr 11, 2023


The long, rich, but unsung legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) is that they have been and continue to be God-sent for many Blacks around the world. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article simply describes what many of us know who have taken time to keep abreasted of the continued impact of what I refer to as "These National Landmark Institutions."


It is imperative that we continue to work on behalf of the HBCU community in hopes of one day seeing the nation live up to the following statement made by Franklin D. Roosevelt when he said to the nation in his 2nd Presidential Inaugural Address in 1937:

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.”

HBCUs were born with "Little" and continue to struggle with "Little" to this day". As a nation we can and we should do better.

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