The History and Relevance of HBCUs

Why We Still Need Them in the 21st Century

William Spivey
Feb 4 · 22 min read

HBCUs came into being because Black people were denied an education. Taxes paid by all were being used to educate only white people. Rather than let us into their colleges and universities. Separate but definitely unequal institutions were created, often by religious institutions, to provide an education to those who otherwise would…