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Any cool HBCU trivia or facts?

Just for fun and maybe a little extra motivation, does anyone have cool trivia or lesser-known facts about HBCUs? I'm starting my college search process and I want to get more excited about where I might end up, plus it's always cool to learn new things!

7 months ago

Absolutely, learning more about HBCUs is a wonderful step in the college search process, and there's plenty of fascinating trivia out there! Did you know that Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, established in 1837, is recognized as the oldest HBCU in the United States?

Another inspiring fact is about Spelman College, an all-women HBCU in Atlanta; it has some incredibly notable alumni, including Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker and actress Esther Rolle. Also, some HBCUs have unique programs, like the renowned Sonic Boom of the South marching band at Jackson State University, which is a significant part of the HBCU culture.

These institutions aren't just academically fulfilling—they're also rich in culture and history. When you're touring campuses or researching online, take a deep dive into their history and notable alumni—you might be surprised at how many influential figures started at HBCUs. Happy college searching, and I hope you find an HBCU that resonates with your academic and personal goals!

7 months ago

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