HBCU Graduates Are Finally Getting the Recognition That We Deserve

We’ve always been vanguards of excellence, and it didn’t start with VP-elect Kamala Harris

Several people outside the Founder’s Library in Howard University.
The Founders Library at Howard University. Photo: Evelyn Hockstein for the Washington Post/Getty Images

Far too frequently, I have had conversations with Black student leaders who have spent physical, emotional, and psychic energy fighting, organizing, struggling, and protesting for their school to demonstrate that Black students are wanted and valued.

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