Historically Black Colleges & Universities


Chancellor demands removal of GBI agent from Fort Valley investigation

The chancellor of the University System of Georgia on Thursday took the unusual step of demanding that a GBI agent be removed from a criminal investigation at Fort Valley State University because, the chancellor said, the agent spent more time talking to reporters than questioning students and officials. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation responded by taking the agent off the case and pushing supervision...


Perilous times for black colleges

Perilous times for black colleges

Two years ago, Amelia Smith received the one thing she thought she always wanted – a blue envelope from Spelman College. She had been accepted to what many consider the finest black college in America. Her grandmother went to Spelman. So did her mother. And her aunt. And her sister, who’s a senior there now. So Smith wasn’t surprised when she was accepted, too.
AJC Sepia HBCU Campus Queens

AJC Sepia HBCU Campus Queens

Few things represent the black college experience and image more than the campus queen. For decades, America's HBCUs have been crowing a queen, a "Miss," to represent their school. As part of AJC Sepia's continuing series highlighting the accomplishments of black colleges, we have created a growing photo gallery that will feature our current black college queens.
Claflin's Pressley follows in the footsteps of Truman

Claflin's Pressley follows in the footsteps of Truman

When Emmanuel Pressley received his degree from Claflin University in May, it marked the realization of a goal the Hemingway, S.C. native had set for himself long ago. Pressley made history at Claflin when as a junior, he was named the University’s first-ever Harry S. Truman Scholar. Named after former U.S. President Harry S.
Building a legacy

Building a legacy

  Claflin University has a proud and enduring legacy of producing visionary leaders committed to making a difference in a constantly changing global society. Claflin was founded in 1869 as the first historically black college or university in the state of South Carolina.
Search HBCU coverage, by school and Greek organization

Search HBCU coverage, by school and Greek organization

General HBCU coverage  Gallery: HBCU campus queens Gallery: Six Alabama HBCUs you might not have heard of Albany State: Founded in 1903 as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute.   Albany State band reaches fundraising goal, headed to Rose Bowl Parade Paine College: Founded in 1882 as Paine Institute.