In an increasingly intense political climate, historically Black colleges/universities have become more crucial than ever.
It is through the doors of HBCUs that some of the nation's top professionals across various fields are created. All-male Morehouse College is currently the top producer of Black physicists while New Orleans-based Dillard University has recently become the second, as one of the smallest HBCUs with fewer resources than other institutions.
North Carolina A&T State University graduates more Black engineers with Bachelor's degrees than any other college in the country. According to The Greensboro News & Record, the University ranked No. 1 across the country in the 2015 edition of the Top 100 list by Diverse Issues in Higher Education for the sixth consecutive year.
Founded on the premise of providing Black students with a higher education and an opportunity to advance, after nearly two centuries, HBCUs still remain an integral part of the Black community.
If you’re a high student considering an HBCU or just someone who wants to learn more about the authentic experience, here’s what you can learn from these alumni: