This is not true. The tour and all programs are open to any students. Our members do not descriminate. Students of all nationalities in the New London area has participated in this program.
The inception of this program came about when members discovered young people in the area had no knowledge of HBCUs. In actuality the school system was being exclusive by not at least carrying HBCU catelogs in their library. The tour has included at least one Traditional White University since 2015.
A random sample of a select number of HBCUs and non-HBCUs revealed the following statistics:
Average percentage of African American students at HBCUs: 85%
Average percentage of Caucasian American students at HBCUs: 8%
Average percentage of African American students at a traditional White University: 6%
Average percentage of Caucasian American students at a traditional White University: 73%
Dr. James Mitchell and HBCA President Vouise Fonville pictured left during HBCA's Family Day Cookout held on August 1, 2015 at Bates Woods Park, New London, CT. Dr. Mitchell presented Lillian James with the 2015 Morrill Scholarship in the amount of $500. Ms. James is a graduate from New London Science & Technology Magnet High School and will be attending the University of Connecticut in the Fall 2015.
For details on how to apply to HBCA's scholarship application click here.