Conversations on strengthening Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)
“As I see it, small daily actions lead to significant change over time. And so you may not see it right in front of you, but years from now, you can look back and see how far we've come.”
"So many underrepresented people in tech don't have that opportunity to learn about computer science. If I can give these skills to kids at a young age, that's the definition of paying it forward."
“It was never a matter of "if" I was going to an HBCU; it was a matter of which one.”
When you're used to losing a lot of the time, losing people, losing things that should have been yours, or just feeling like a loser, you don't know how to accept the wins.
“... obtaining a coaching gig at HBCUs can be a stepping stone for a more lucrative FCS or FBS job down the road.”
Of the 102 HBCUs in operation, 34 HBCUs (33%) received their largest gift in school history since July 2020.
A brief recollection of the history of HBCU protests shows us how these protests came to be and their effectiveness.
Reed Hastings and Patty Quillin made an unprecedented gift of $120 million to the United Negro College Fund.