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Friday, August 28, 2015

The Living Legacy | The history of HBCUs in America

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In This Documentary |
  • Students on the campus of Howard University, 1870.
(Photo courtesy of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center Howard University Archives)

    The history of HBCUs in America

    Zach Hubert came out of slavery with an adage that he would pass on to his children, and his children's children, and their children down the line. "Get your education," he would always say to them when his family gathered together in later years. "It's the one thing they can't take away from you."
  • Lysious Ogolo graduating from Howard University. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

    Lysious Ogolo: 'I didn't know what a historically black college was'

    Lysious Ogolo is an audio production major at Howard University. He's originally from Nigeria, and moved to the United States with his family in 2008 when he was 18 years old.
  • Lilian Spriggs interviewing her father. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

    Lilian Spriggs: 'When I look at HBCUs, I think of independence'

    Lilian Spriggs is an audio production major at Howard University, from Jackson, Mississippi. After graduation, she wants to work as an on-air personality at a radio station.
  • Paul Quinn students working on the We Over Me Farm. (Photo: Suzanne Pekow)

    The reinvention of Paul Quinn College

    Paul Quinn College was a sorry sight when Michael Sorrell, the school's fifth president in as many years, drove onto the Dallas campus to see what he was dealing with. As Sorrell looked around campus, he had one thought. How do you save a school that everyone thinks is already dead?
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