Increasingly, Historically Black Colleges and Universities are serving more diverse populations. According to a 20-13 report from the University of Pennsylvania, about a quarter of HBCUs in the U.S. have student bodies that are at least 20% non-Black.
Hispanic and Latino enrollment at HBCUs has grown more than 120% since 1980.
Now, one of Atlanta’s oldest HBCUs, Morris Brown College, has formed a partnership with the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The idea is to increase diversity while the school tries to rebuild.
Antonio Molina, the chair of the Chamber, and Morris Brown President Kevin James spoke with WABE’s Martha Dalton about how and why the partnership came about. In an expanded interview, James talks about Morris Brown’s attempt to regain accreditation after almost 20 years without it and about how he plans to revive the school.