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HBCU

The Power of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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.

About the Authors

Marybeth Gasman 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 is the dean of the Graduate School and the vice provost for graduate education at The Pennsylvania State University.

Endorsements

"Rarely have I encountered a text that expertly weaves rigorous research with genuine admiration celebrating HBCUs' enduring legacy and transformative power. Gasman and Esters eloquently present a profound and heartfelt exploration of HBCUs through the eyes of some of their leaders, faculty, and graduates. The authors' adeptness at interweaving expertise and affection encapsulates the very ethos of the text, beautifully exemplified by the poignant quote, 'You don't pay me back. You pay it forward.' They have done just that."

- Cheron H. Davis, Florida A&M University, coeditor of Underserved Populations at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: The Pathway to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

"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."

- Leslie Ekpe, Texas A&M University–Commerce
Johns Hopkins University Press
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