Historically Black Colleges and Universities have contributed to American History in many ways by building a foundation for African American men and women. This foundation that was built was built upon hard work, dedication, and resiliency from leaders before us that paved a way for all African American men and women today. These leaders range from Thurgood Marshall who attended Lincoln University to Martin Luther King Jr. who attended Morehouse College where they both have made impacts in American history. Many other African American leaders who were also educated by HBCU's have made impacts in our lives by becoming our role models and mentors and helping us to believe we can achieve the same as they did in our lives.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities are relevant today because they give African American students the opportunity to achieve a higher education at institutes that provide students with the best education and job training skills for the future. Theses institutes give students more opportunities and provide these students with higher chances of attaining a job after graduation. HBCU’s offer students the experience of learning about their culture and African American history.
There are many lessons we can learn from attending an HBCU for higher education. We can learn about our background from our ancestors and about our African American history and heritage. We can learn from our foundation that was built for us on the basis of solid principals and rules provided by the leaders that came before us. We can learn from our peers that even though we have the same skin color we still are different people who all have a common goal in life and that is to make it. Historically black colleges and Universities are very important to our history as African Americans and are relevant to us because of the opportunities they give us to make our future brighter.