historically black colleges
October 11, 2018 -
After the Civil War, new state constitutions drafted with the help of freedmen required former Confederate states to establish their first public school systems. But 150 years later, education advocates are still fighting to ensure that Southern states live up to their mandate to offer every student a decent education.
November 3, 2016 -
Black youth have the ability to determine the results of this year's presidential election, and various efforts are underway to ensure they turn out in the numbers they did in the past two presidential races.
June 10, 2016 -
North Carolina lawmakers recently proposed drastically cutting tuition at several historically black public universities but altered the bill after protests by HBCU students and alumni. One of the lawmakers behind the measure was also a key player behind a law that limited voting rights and dramatically affected HBCU students, and they haven't forgotten.
September 15, 2015 -
"I came here today because I believe from the bottom of my heart that it is vitally important for those of us who hold different views to be able to engage in a civil discourse," the U.S. senator and presidential hopeful told the crowd at Liberty University, an Evangelical Christian school in Lynchburg, Virginia.
February 18, 2015 -
With state and federal policies taking a heavy financial toll on historically black colleges and universities, one public HBCU in South Carolina is facing the threat of closure -- and its supporters are fighting back with a federal race-discrimination lawsuit.
October 29, 2014 -
Across the South, state laws and local election boards are creating new barriers for young people to vote -- and youth of color are disproportionately affected.
October 10, 2013 -
A student at a historically black North Carolina college who had his right to run for office challenged has won a city council seat, and students at another of the state's HBCUs marched to the polls en masse in a local election that represented a repudiation of right-wing attacks on public schools.