In the Blackseat

S2, Episode 8 | In the Blackseat, HBCU Men

April 28, 2021 Liz M. Season 2 Episode 8
In the Blackseat
S2, Episode 8 | In the Blackseat, HBCU Men
Show Notes

Last week, we had an all girl HBCU band. This week, the fellas talk about their HBCU experiences! There are about 1.5 million Black men in college at any given time, and a portion of them have decided to attend HBCUs.

Len (Morehouse), Kwame (Lincoln Univ., PA) and Donavan (Morris Brown) arrived at their chosen schools via VERY different paths, but each found the family and strong Black identity they were looking for.  We discussed their windy journeys to higher education, the things that surprised them about their schools, and how their experiences over 25 years ago have shaped them.

They speak with great passion about how to support HBCUs, and how all HBCU grads are a part of a larger family that is impacting this country and the world. The camaraderie was easy, and each man was enthusiastic about dispelling myths and sharing the truth about what happens on these campuses. They also share their definitions of Blackness and their Black heroes and sheroes. Let's go!