TODAY WE CELEBRATE HBCU GRADS!
Black folk are attaining college bachelor’s degrees at an increasing rate, according to Pew researchers .
… Yet, it was just 3 – 4 generations ago, that our black, enslaved and post-slavery ancestors were not allowed to read or write. It was illegal for slaves to be literate.
Why? It was a “security” and “insurance” issue for slave holders. I hope our newest college graduates understand that their education is considered the same in the society that once endorsed slavery.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Celebrate. No whining. Work smart. Move forward.
In summary, that has been my message for decades as I have had a strong hand in fully educating thousands of students, primarily African American students on five college and university campuses.
WORDS TO CARRY ON!
Create your history. Be real and effective, Class of 2021.