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.
In celebration and recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day, we’re taking a look at Bacone College in Oklahoma which is known as a historic Native American-serving institution, having begun classes in “Indian Territory” long before Oklahoma was formed as a state.
There’s still a few colleges and universities waiting on their fall graduation ceremonies to occur that were reworked from the spring, but most have moved on to planning for the new class of upcoming grads … and we’re so excited!
Hamilton: An American Musical took the country by stormin June 2016, chronicling the story of American Founding Father, Alexander Hamiltonthrough the seamless use of hip hop, R&B, pop, soul, and traditional show tunes-style music with non-white actors cast as the Founding Fathers and other historical figures. What does Hamilton have to do with higher education? Read on to find out!