The campus of Morehouse College in Atlanta. The country's only all-male historically black college will began admitting Transgender men next year.
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The campus of Morehouse College in Atlanta. The country's only all-male historically black college will began admitting Transgender men next year.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Oprah Winfrey and Spike Lee are all graduates of historically black colleges and universities. For more than a century, HBCUs provided the foundation for countless dynamic and influential leaders. Now, some academic finance experts predict that a quarter of those schools could be gone within 20 years.

On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott speaks with Ernie Suggs

There are nine HBCUs in Georgia. Morris Brown College could make that number increase if they're successful regaining accreditation. They're seeking accreditation nearly a decade after losing it due to a financial mismanagement scandal.

On Second Thought invited race and culture reporter Ernie Suggs to talk about the background and threats HBCUs face. Suggs collaborated with education reporter Eric Sturgis on an Atlanta Journal-Constitution series about the health of HBCUs. They also launched a podcast called HBCU Journeys.  

 

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