2020 Authors/Essays

Since their establishment 182 years ago, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have provided African American students with the best avenue, and, for some, the only path to a college degree.  Despite this, arguments for and against the existence of HBCUs have been debated since the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Months into the new decade, a devastating global pandemic exposed and exacerbated striking economic inequality along racial lines.