Making Black America

The Building of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Clip: Episode 2 | 1m 15s  | Video has closed captioning.

Since 1837, more than 100 HBCUs have been founded in the United States – most in the half century following the Civil War.

Aired: 06/16/22

Rating: NR

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Major corporate support for MAKING BLACK AMERICA: THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE is provided by Bank of America. Corporate support is also provided by Johnson & Johnson. Major support is also provided …

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Series

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