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HBCU

The Power of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Marybeth Gasman and Levon T. Esters

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Showcases the role HBCUs play in empowering Black students, fostering economic development, building community, and mentoring leaders and activists.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) play a pivotal role in promoting social and economic mobility for African Americans and in mentoring the next generation of Black leaders. In HBCU, Marybeth Gasman and Levon T. Esters explore the remarkable impact and contributions of these significant institutions.

Through inspiring personal stories and extensive research, Gasman and Esters showcase how HBCUs have mentored generations of leaders...

Showcases the role HBCUs play in empowering Black students, fostering economic development, building community, and mentoring leaders and activists.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) play a pivotal role in promoting social and economic mobility for African Americans and in mentoring the next generation of Black leaders. In HBCU, Marybeth Gasman and Levon T. Esters explore the remarkable impact and contributions of these significant institutions.

Through inspiring personal stories and extensive research, Gasman and Esters showcase how HBCUs have mentored generations of leaders and scholars, fostering a collaborative culture of success and empowerment. These schools shape and propel Black students into leadership and intellectual roles where they have a major impact on medicine, literature, law, higher education, art, sports, and business. HBCUs also have a profound impact on local communities and economic development that extends far beyond the classroom. This book sheds light on the unique cultures and identities nurtured within HBCUs while emphasizing the importance of philanthropic support and alumni engagement in maintaining these important institutions.

Despite their positive contributions to society, HBCUs face specific challenges like securing adequate funding and support, small endowments, and accreditation. Gasman and Esters sound a compelling call to action and outline practical steps for sustaining HBCUs' invaluable legacy.

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Embracing the historical context and impact of HBCUs, this is an imperative analysis of the significance of these institutions and the critical role they play in education and society. This book offers an in-depth overview of the influence of HBCUs on the advancement of economic mobility for African Americans.

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Trim Size
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9
Pages
336
ISBN
9781421448183
Illustration Description
1 b&w illus
Table of Contents

Preface: My Journey at Two HBCUs
Acknowledgments
1. On the Higher Education Landscape
2. Culture and Black Identity Intertwined
3. Onward and Upward
4. Inspiring Leaders and Scholars
5. Legacies of

Preface: My Journey at Two HBCUs
Acknowledgments
1. On the Higher Education Landscape
2. Culture and Black Identity Intertwined
3. Onward and Upward
4. Inspiring Leaders and Scholars
5. Legacies of Mentoring
6. Philanthropic and Alumni Support
7. Building Community
8. Challenges and Calls to Action
9. Opportunities to Sustain the Future
Appendix A: The Study
Appendix B: List of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Author Bios
Marybeth Gasman
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Marybeth Gasman

Marybeth Gasman (PHILADELPHIA, PA)is the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Endowed Chair and a Distinguished University Professor at Rutgers University. She is the author of Doing the Right Thing: How Colleges and Universities Can Undo Systemic Racism in Faculty Hiring and the coauthor of Making Black Scientists: A Call to Action.
Levon T. Esters
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Levon T. Esters

Levon T. Esters (LAFAYETTE, IN) is the dean of the Graduate School and the vice provost for graduate education at The Pennsylvania State University.