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What does HBCU stand for?

HBCU stands for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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00 LC2781 In order to address shortcomings many see in the existing literature on historically black colleges and universities, 15 administrators and faculty from five such institutions gathered at Fort Valley State University during the winter of 2008 to develop a comprehensive approach to viewing the colleges and universities.
William Arthur "Buddy" Blakey, 67, whose contributions to and advocacy for public and private historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) spanned more than rive decades, died Oct.
I'll Find a Way, or Make One: A Tribute to Historically Black Colleges and Universities by Juan Williams and Dwayne Ashley (Amistad/HarperCollins, November 2004 ISBN 0-060-09453-2) A reference book on the 108 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, highlighting their cultural, historical and social significance.
In the decades after Brown, for the first time in history, historically black colleges and universities no longer had a monopoly on the best and brightest black students--now there was competition.