Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., the president and CEO of the NNPA, says that the funding of HBCUs is a crucial
matter that transcends the partisan divide between the left and the right.
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The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. routinely would remind those of us who worked for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s about the vital importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). As we celebrated Black History Month 2017, Dr. King’s admonition concerning the enduring need for HBCUs should be reaffirmed every month.