Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NY, NY
The most celebrated Black library in America, it is recognized as the world’s leading research library devoted exclusively to documenting the history and cultural development of peoples of African descent worldwide. Since its founding in 1925 during the Harlem Renaissance, the Center has housed vast collections of over 10 million items. 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, Harlem, New York City

The most celebrated Black library in America, it is recognized as the world’s leading research library devoted exclusively to documenting the history and cultural development of peoples of African descent worldwide. Since its founding in 1925 during the Harlem Renaissance, the Center has housed vast collections of over 10 million items.
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY

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RESOURCES

The resources directory introduces four categories about Historically Black Colleges & Universities. If you have an opportunity to take a college tour, this information can be a valuable indoctrination. Enjoy your trip!

Advantages

“Although HBCUs enroll 10% of African Americans, they account for over 20% of African American graduates in this country”
Elwood Robinson

Facts & Figures

A list of information for parents and students to consider when choosing a HBCU. There are 102 schools, over 60 degree programs: Certificates, Associate, Bachelor, Master and doctoral. 

Challenges

When choosing a school- make a list of things you like about a school and do your homework- and find out which schools offer the best value -graduation rates, affordability, graduates’ earnings potential, and campus diversity.

Locations 

There were 102 HBCUs located in 19 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  There are 51 public institutions and 51 were private (nonprofit) institutions.

(Also see US News 2018 Best Colleges rankings of Historically Black Colleges and Universities)

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