Tag Archives: HBCUs

The economic impact of HBCUs – $14.8 billion annually

For too long historically black colleges and universities have been asked to answer for their very existence. “What is the value of an HBCU?” is an often-asked question. Is that a reasonable question? How many other educational institutions are asked to justify their very existence over and over again? “Why do we need HBCUs?”  “Isn’t

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Encouraged and optimistic: African American philanthropy and museums

The existence of African American museums and cultural institutions is remarkable in light of the history of enslavement, oppression, and discrimination. But it is not so remarkable in the context of a parallel history of African American civic and charitable giving.