Why do we need HBCUs?

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Video interviews with a complementing monograph providing reflections of former presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities discussing leadership, mission, challenges, successes, and issues of race and education.

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Dr. Barbara R. Hatton, Moderator, President, South Carolina State University 1992-1995; President, Knoxville College 1997-2005.

Panelists: Samuel DuBois Cook, Ph.D., President, Dillard University 1974-1997.

Johnnetta B. Cole, Ph.D., President, Spelman College 1987-1997; President, Bennett College for Women 2002-2007.

Carlton E. Brown, Ed.D., President, Savannah State University 1997-2006; President, Clark Atlanta University 2008 - present.

Wiley A. Purdue, LLD., M.B.A., Acting President, Morehouse College 1994-1995.

Herman B. Smith Jr., Ph.D., Interim President, Central State University 1965 and 1995; Chancellor, University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff 1974-1981; Interim President, Jackson State University 1991 – 1992; Interim President, Morris Brown College 1992- 1993.

Joseph B. Johnson, Ed.D., President, Grambling State University 1977- 1991; President, Talladega College 1991-1998.

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