BLACK VOICES
09/21/2014 10:40 am ET Updated Sep 21, 2014

How HBCUs Respond to a Call for Inclusion of LGBT Students

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For many who choose to attend an HBCU, the decision is about far more than just academics. Since the first HBCUs opened their doors in the years before the Civil War, they have offered black students an opportunity to pursue advanced studies in a space they can be certain will be supportive, welcoming and inclusive. It’s the very least that every student deserves, really—to be able to work, study and learn as part of a community that accepts them as they are.

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