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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African American corporate executives can serve as executive coaches and mentors to presidents and chancellors of HBCUs.
The UNCF telethon made black history, American history and fundraising history. The telethon actually began years earlier in Dallas, Texas. The first telethon was a live performance at the Fairmont Hotel with STAX recording artists Rufus Thomas and Johnny Taylor backed by the Dallas symphony.
Dr. Frederick Patterson, a visionary fundraiser, changed the lives of generations of African Americans with the founding of the UNCF in 1944.