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Tell Them We Are Rising

The rich but undertold history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

The rich but undertold history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Though much of its history was eclipsed by the explosiveness of the 1960s, the essential role the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) played in shaping black life, creating a black middle class and dismantling segregation cannot be overstated.

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