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National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week

Download HBCU-Week-Presidential-Proclamation-2012.pdf

President Barack Obama proclaimed the week of September 23, 2012, as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week. Johnson C. Smith University stands proudly at the forefront of HBCUs in the brand of a new urban university by honoring and affirming its place in this community of institutions of higher education.  Learn more about National HBCU Week by reading the Presidential proclamation here.

Dr. Elfred Anthony Pinkard, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has written an informative and thought-provoking essay about the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In the essay, Dr. Pinkard expounds on JCSU’s rich heritage as an HBCU and how the University honors that tradition by moving forward in the 21st century as a modern, independent urban institution. In doing so, JCSU remains true to its historic mission, while expanding the mission to address the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly global society.  You may read Dr. Pinkard’s essay here.

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