Tue. Jun 6th, 2023

By: Kelsey Martin

A group of OHS Students went to Tennesse State March 20th, then to Clark Atlanta University March 21st. They went to tour and experience the importance behind HBCU schools and all of the history they represent.

So what is a HBCU? What is the importance of it? What does it mean?

HBCU stands for historically black college or university. The term was established prior to 1964 with the principal mission being to increase the education of black Americans. They are accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary of Education to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered or is, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation.” HBCUs offer all students, regardless of race, an opportunity to develop their skills and talents. Students of any race and ethnicity can apply for an HBCU, provided that they meet the grade requirements.

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