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The College Hour is doing something different. We are not going to put HBCU's by states, region or in alphabetical order. We are hoping that you stretch your mind and look at a lot these institutions because they all have a lot to offer. Choosing an institution is a very important decision and shouldn't be taken lightly. The majority of students and parents choose a school a lot of times because of financial reasons. Some choose because we don't want to be far from home. I hope you take this thought into consideration. Choose a school on the strength of it's ability to get you where you want to go in life. I say this because there is a prevailing thought that the ice is colder from someone else's refrigerator. This fallacy is further from the truth than people realize. Statistics show from the 2010 Department of Education that over 40 % of African Americans that received Bachelor Degrees came from HBCUs. Over 70% of African American Doctors and Dentist come from HBCU's. Over 50% of African American Engineers come from HBCUs. Now take this thought with you. HBCUs only make up only 3% of Colleges and Universities in this country. These institutions also have close ties to corporations and foundations for employment and for raising capital for their endowment and working capital. HBCUs give a sense of belonging, self pride and the thought of experimenting and failure is just a learning experience of something not to do again and try another approach to get the answer. The College Hour recognizes that HBCU's are not for everyone. If you are thinking about going to College, GO TO COLLEGE. It is one of the greatest experience that you will have in your life.

But, if you decide to go to college, go to a HBCU!!!!!


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         Bennett College

Bennett College was started on August 1, 1873 in the basement of the Warnersville Methodist Episcopal Church now known as the St. Matthews Methodist Church. The School was founded by Albion W. Tourgee, who was an activist for racial equality. Albion W. Tourgee was an American soldier, Radical Republican, lawyer, writer, and diplomat. A pioneer civil rights activist, he founded the National Citizens' Rights Association, established the historically black women's college Bennett College, and litigated for the plaintiff Homer Plessy in the famous segregation case Plessy v. Ferguson (1896).

Seventy young men and women enrolled for elementary and secondary level studies. In 1874, the Freedmen's Aid Society took over the financial responsibility of the school which lasted fifty years until 1924. In 1878, emancipated slaves purchased the land where Bennett College stands today. New York Businessman Lyman Bennett heard about what was happening for the school and awarded 10,000 dollars to build a campus. Bennett died soon after the donation from pneumonia. They named the school in his honor. In 1888, the school had it's first African America President, Reverend Charles Grandison. Reverend Grandison directed and successfully changed the school into a four institution. From 1888, the school enrollment took off from 11 students to 251 by 1905. In 1916, a survey was taken by the Phelps-Stokes Foundation and made a recommendation that the school should be changed into a college for women. Bennett College was charted in 1889 as Bennett College. Bennett College fully transition into a women's college in 1926. Because of the great relationship with President Dr. Benjamin Mays of Morehouse and President Dr. David Dallas Jones of Bennett College. Bennett College became the sister college to Morehouse College. It is still the sister college to Morehouse College.

Bennett College graduated it first four year students with Bachelor's Degrees in 1930. In 1936, it receive an "A" rating from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Full accreditation came in 1957 from SACS. In the 1950's, 1960's the Bennett Belles entered into the Civil Rights Movement with class and dignity. They did Sit In's and protests in Greensboro, NC and made a large contribution in the Civil Rights Movement. Bennett stands today with its proud history and traditions but forging a greater future for African American Women. Bennett College is taking raw diamonds and molding them into precious cut diamonds to excel in the world economy. If you have a daughter, granddaughter, niece, female cousin, or a family friend's daughter, this is a must see college. Bennett College will change your young lady into a women that can be a poet, mathematicians, politician, a doctor or a lawyer. The possibilities is up to the young lady.

Academia:                                                                                                                      Athletics
Division of Humanities                                                                                               Women's Sports
Division of Social Sciences and Education                                                                    Basketball
Division of Natural and Behavioral Sciences/Mathematics                                            Golf

Bennett's College Home Page Link Below:
Bennett's College Home Page

Bennett College
900 E Washington St.,
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 517-2100

Bennett College
Office of Admissions
900 East Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
336-517-2166 (fax)


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