The State of HBCUs Community Discussion

Posted by Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable on November 2, 2015

Black Colleges Matter, Nov. 5th

The State of HBCUs Community Discussion, November 5th
6P – 7P (reception)
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (expert panelist)

Painted Bride Arts Center
230 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-9914

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have played an important role in the creation of the Black middle class, both nationally and locally here in Philadelphia. Two of the nation’s oldest HBCUs — Cheyney and Lincoln universities — both lie a short distance away from Philadelphia and the city is full of alumni hailing from both these institutions and many other HBCUs across the country. Many of our most influential Philadelphia leaders, policy makers and change agents are HBCU graduates.

You and your networks are invited to hear from a few of the leaders of national HBCU organizations and Initiatives – Lezli Baskerville, Esq. President and CEO, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. President and CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Dr. Ivory A. Toldson, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities,and Dr. Earl S. Richardson, President Emeritus, Morgan State University.

You have been identified for the purposes of this message to join the discussion as a community and network leader and a stakeholder in the effort of keeping the HBCU legacy alive. We ask that you:

Plan on joining us this evening by registering at Spread the word and have the community join us for this open to the public discussion and provide us with expertise and human capital to insure we fill the room.

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