Let’s Honor Historically Black Colleges and Universities during African American History Month

Barry Lenson

Let’s Honor Historically Black Colleges and Universities during African American History Month

Let’s Honor Historically Black Colleges and Universities during African American History Month  By presidential proclamation, February 2012 will be celebrated as African American History Month in America. To quote from the proclamation . . .

“The story of African Americans is a story of resilience and perseverance . . . This year's theme, `Black Women in American Culture and History,’ invites us to pay special tribute to the role African American women have played in shaping the character of our Nation - often in the face of both racial and gender discrimination. This African American History Month, we celebrate the rich legacy of African Americans and honor the remarkable contributions they have made to perfecting our Union.”

Those are inspiring words indeed. Here at the StraighterLine blog, we would like to add our voice to those of all Americans who are citing the contributions that African Americans – both men and women – have made to our country.

We would also like to offer some special words of appreciation to a group of American colleges and universities known as Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Back in the years when the doors to higher education were closed for deserving young Americans of color, these colleges took historical steps to create colleges that welcomed them. The service that Historically Black Colleges and Universities has performed to advance American education, as well as the cause of deserving students, has been nothing short of exceptional.

If you would like to learn more about the group of institutions that comprise the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, here are some links that you should know about . . .

  • To visit the U.S. Department of Education’s searchable directory of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, CLICK HERE.
  • To learn about the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, CLICK HERE.
  • To visit the Peterson’s College Search page of excellent information about Historically Black Colleges and Universities, CLICK HERE.
  • To visit HBCUMentor.org, a portal that offers information about Historically Black Colleges and Universities, CLICK HERE.
  • To visit EdOnLine.com’s listings of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, CLICK HERE.

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