We’re at the end of Black History month and have really enjoyed learning about and sharing Black-centered campus organizations and colleges throughout February. We figured, what better way to round out the month than by highlighting the first ever school to form Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)?!
A nationwide organization focused on lifting up and celebrating Black students through networking opportunities, scholarships, social justice initiatives, quiz bowls, and talent competitions -- NAAAHP has it all!
Historically Black Colleges and Universities were established before 1964 for the sole purpose of academically serving African American students. Previous to their existence, and during segregation in the United States, Black students were largely prevented from receiving higher education due to racial discrimination, with the majority of colleges catering predominately to white students and disqualifying the majority of Black students from attending.