Black Education / Schools : A new documentary tells the story of how black colleges shaped America

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A new documentary tells the story of how black colleges shaped America
HBCUs have long been incubators for black activism. But at a time of heightened racial tensions and fewer resources, black institutions are at a critical moment

By P.R. Lockhart

... In this clip from Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, experts explain why black colleges were pivotal to black America.
Created to educate black students at a time when white society had yet to embrace them as equals, historically black colleges and universities, also known as HBCUs, have had an outsize impact on the success of the black community.


https://www.vox.com/identities/2018...ising-documentary-historically-black-colleges
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African-American students at North Carolina A&T College participate in a sit-in at an F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter. How black students drove the sit-in movement is a key topic in the documentary.
Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

 

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