Education scholar, specializing in issues of equity, student success, and HBCUs. Recognized as one of nation’s leading experts on sense of belonging in learning and workplaces. Author of 11 books, plus 200+ papers, chapters, reports & blogs. Love to think, write, and eat desserts.
"The relief package was passed along with another measure that eliminates $1.3 billion in debt incurred by HBCUs through a federal capital financing program. That will free up resources for colleges to spend on their priorities," said Terrell Strayhorn, director of the Center for the Study of HBCUs at Virginia Union University.25 January 2021
“Teaching Blacks to read and write was prohibited by law. In the year 2020, there are over 4,300 colleges and universities in the United States, collectively enrolling over 20 million college students. Virtually 2 million are African Americans, with the vast majority (two-thirds) being Black women. And when African Americans enroll in college, approximately half do not graduate, accrue high amounts of educational debt, or report experiencing hostile, unwelcoming environments at predominantly white institutions.”25 January 2021