Historically Black College & Universities

Historically Black College & Universities

  1. Why HBCUs are important in the educational spectrum of America?  HBCUs are important because they provide a foundation for Afro-American in an environment to become our future leaders in business, law, science, education, military service, entertainment, and sports.  HBCUs give the Afro-American the opportunity to attend any HBCUs of his or her choice for higher learning.


  1. President Obama has stated the importance of education but where is the evidence that show this process? Since President Obama’s election he has been an advocate for higher learning.  First, President Obama has challenged every American to commit to at least one year of higher learning or post-secondary training.  Secondly, is helping every Middle class Family afford College.  Thirdly, strengthening Community Colleges.  Fourthly, keeping costs down.  Lastly, improving transparency and accountability.


  1. Our group members: Marlon Bennett, Noah Everett, Brandon Lee, and Deondre Wynn.


  1. What are your lesson objectives: (A) Students will learn the start of HBCUs.  (B) Students will learn a few notable HBCUs alumnus.  (C) Students will know the importance of receiving an education at HBCUs


  1. Refer to group members materials: huffingtonpost.com/…/honda-18famous -histo.


  1. Why HBCUs are important to American? HBCUs are important because they allow Afro-Americans to obtain a quality education while feeling comfortable with students with an ethnic background.  HBCUs give Afro-American a solid foundation to compete with others in the job market once he or she has graduated.


  1. Please tell the challenges or the situation that HBCUs face in this nation. HBCUs face financial problems due to a lack of funding.  Many of the private HBCUs are funded by the United Negro College Fund, few grants, private donors, and mainly the churches that helped establish their existence.  In addition, you the students are the biggest contributors because attending HBCUs help increase the financial aid.


  1. Who is affected by the developing challenging situation of HBCUs and why? The Afro-American students are affected by these challenges because no HBCUs will be available if they close because of a lack of funding.  The Afro-American communities are affected because by HBCUs being visible in the communities helped encourage other high school graduates to attend.


  1. What are the positive & negative of gaining a degree from HBCUs? The positive is that a quality education is awarded to the Afro-American student with a strong mind to compete in today’s world.  At HBCU professors strive to help the students to reach his or her full potential.  The negative of attending an HBCU is that some people are judgmental when it comes to black institution.  However, great people have done very well by finishing from HBCUs and have done outstanding:  Oprah Winfrey, Martin Luther King Jr., Roberta Flake, W.E.B. DuBois, Jessye Norman, Leontyne Price, Thurgood Marshall, Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Tuskegee Airmen, Common, Toni Morrison, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sean Combs, Jerry Rice, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Taraji P. Henson, Alice Walker, and the list goes on and on.


  1.  What is the situation now in the communities that experience having HBCU in their communities today?   HBCUs continue to survive by educating students, however, their existence are becoming more and questionable because of funding.


  1. Five keys words related to the lesson for higher order and critical thinking skills:  President, process, foundation, Alumnus, and existence.


  1. What is the academic relationship between this lesson & the history of EWC?  Edward Waters College is and has been affected by a lack of contributors with funding, but for years beginning in 1866 Edward Waters Colleges continues to be a beacon of hope for the Afro-American community.