According to many reports, enrollment at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America are on the rise as a new generation of young people are starting to see the importance of keeping intuitions created for us, by us alive and well. As someone who attended an HBCU (Grambling State University) I can tell you that I love my experience and recommend attending one if you have an opportunity.

While East Texas already has 3 HBCU's in the area with Jarvis Christion College in Hawkins, Texas College in Tyler and Wiley College in Marshall, there are lots of opportunities for students to get familiar with the HBCU culture.

But its also great to have options because maybe the place that's right for your soon to be college student could be somewhere else. Thanks to The Texas African American Museum in Tyler, college bound East Texas students will get a chance to learn about those options as they host their "HBCU Day".

The HBCU Day happens on Saturday September 18th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Texas African American Museum located at 309 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Tyler. This Free event is open to students and parents who want to learn more about Black colleges and universities. There will be entertainment and food trucks on site.

Friendly reminder that you don't have to be African American to attend an HBCU so even if you're not "Black" come out and learn something new and find out if an HBCU could be right for you!

For more information, contact TAAM at 903-283-6089.

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More than 100 historically Black colleges and universities are designated by the U.S. Department of Education, meeting the definition of a school "established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans."

StudySoup compiled the 20 largest historically Black colleges and universities in the nation, based on 2021 data from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. Each HBCU on this list is a four-year institution, and the schools are ranked by the total student enrollment.

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