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Historically black colleges and universities need to press their case, conference told

Historically black colleges and universities need to press their case, conference told

Historically black colleges and universities need to maintain their identities while stressing their accomplishments and continuing relevance, all while seeking increased public and private support, those at a 150th-anniversary celebration for HBCUs were told Saturday at Morgan State University.

“I’ve had that conversation, ‘Why should people send their kids to HBCUs?’ ” Brian Bridges, vice president for research and member engagement with the United Negro College Fund, told a group of about 50 gathered in the auditorium of Morgan’s Earl G. Graves School of Business & Management. “I think that we have to believe in these institutions.”

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