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Black/African American HBCU's

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HBCU CITIES

Huntsville, Alabama
J F Drake State Technical College

Mobile, Alabama
Bishop State College

Montgomery, Alabama
H Councill Trenholm College

Montgomery, Alabama
Alabama State University

Normal, Alabama
Alabama A & M University

Selma, Alabama
George C Wallace State College

Little Rock, Arkansas
Arkansas Baptist College

Los Angeles, California
Charles R Drew University

Washington, D.C.
Howard University

Dover, Delaware
Delaware State University

Daytona Beach, Florida
Bethune-Cookman University

Jacksonville, Florida
Edward Waters College

Miami Gardens, Florida
Florida Memorial College

Tallahassee, Florida
Florida University

Albany, Georgia
Albany State University

Atlanta, Georgia
Interdenominational Theological Center

Atlanta, Georgia
Clark Atlanta University

Fort Valley, Georgia
Fort Valley State University

Chicago, Illinois
Chicago State University

Frankfort, Kentucky
Kentucky State University

Grambling, Louisiana
Grambling State University

New Orleans, Louisiana
Dillard University

Baltimore, Maryland
Coppin State University

Bowie, Maryland
Bowie State University

Alcorn State, Mississippi
Alcorn State University

Clarksdale, Mississippi
Coahoma Community College

Jackson, Mississippi
Jackson State University

Raymond, Mississippi
Hinds Community College

St. Louis, Missouri
Harris - Stowe State College

Charlotte, North Carolina
Johnson C Smith University

Concord, North Carolina
Barber-Scotia College

Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Elizabeth City State University

Fayetteville, North Carolina
Fayetteville State University

Greensboro, North Carolina
Bennett College for Women

Wilberforce, Ohio
Central State University

Cheyney, Pennsylvania
Cheyney University

Columbia, South Carolina
Allen University

Columbia, South Carolina
Benedict College

Denmark, South Carolina
Denmark Technical College

Orangeburg, South Carolina
Claflin University

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Clinton Junior College

Nashville, Tennessee
Fisk University

Austin, Texas
Huston-tillotson College

Hawkins, Texas
Jarvis Christian College

Hampton, Virginia
Hampton University

Bluefield, West Virginia
Bluefield State College

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the black community.

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There are 105 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States today, including public and private, two-year and four-year institutions, medical schools and community colleges. All are or were in the former slave states and territories of the U.S. except for Central State University (Ohio), Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Lewis College of Business (Detroit, Michigan), Lincoln University (Pennsylvania), Wilberforce University (Ohio), and now-defunct Western University (Kansas).

Some closed during the 20th century due to competition, the Great Depression and financial difficulties after operating for decades.

Of the 105 HBCU institutions in America today, 27 offer doctoral programs and 52 provide graduate degree programs at the Master's level. At the undergraduate level, 83 of the HBCUs offer a Bachelor's degree program and 38 of these schools offer associate degrees.

The portion of Bachelor degrees awarded to black students by HBCUs has steadily dropped from 35% in 1976 to 21.5% in 2001. From 1976 to 2001, total HBCU enrollment grew from 180,059 to 222,453, with most of this increase being attributable to the growth of female black enrollment from 88,379 to 117,766.

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HBCU Instructors Shine at International WordCamps

by William Jackson, M.Ed.


Professor William Jackson, instructor, blogger and community activist, and Ms. Emma Kent, librarian and researcher presented at the 1st Annual WordCampDC and the 2nd Annual WordCamp Jacksonville 2017.

The national and international audiences ranged in several hundred men, women and even youth as young as elementary age students that enjoyed working on the digital platform WordPress. Present were developers, coders, graphic designers and web developers. Using WordPress to design, build, modify and share content on diverse digital platforms tied to the WordPress platform.


HBCU Instructors Shine at International WordCamps that details the participation of Professor William Jackson and Librarian Emma Kent. Both educators at historic HBCU colleges and content creators as well as community activist. They were honored to be invited to speak at WordCamp Jacksonville and the 1st Annual WordCampDC held in the national capital. Such an invitation to the international events showed their digital content creations are recognized nationally and internationally.


The Open Source platform is popular globally and can be adapted to many ways of web integration. More than 40% of bloggers and web pages managed by educational institutions, Vbloggers, businesses and organizations using WordPress as the platform for their web content.

Professor Jackson an instructor with Edward Waters College, teaching Educational Technology, Social Media and STEAM is recognized as an international blogger and innovative content creator encourages students, faculty and staff to embrace writing and building themselves as thought leaders.

Ms. Kent an expert librarian and researcher has been in her field over 20 years in higher education shares in the promotion of students to build their writing skills for future careers. The title of their presentation "How to be Dope on Social Media and a Community Activist," focuses on the value of content creation, embracing diversity in the field of technology and creating content that matches the needs of the reader, viewer and those that interact in diverse levels of interest and engagement.

Speaking at WordCamp Jacksonville 2017, WordCamp DC 2017 and invited to WordCamp Pittsburgh and WordCamp Toronto Canada Professor Jackson and Ms. Kent are on a mission to encourage the creation of context that embraces diversity in intellectual thought, embracing and supporting bloggers of color and culture. Encouraging youth, teens and young adults to seek careers in STEM, STEAM, and STREAM.

These will be the future storytellers, digital visionaries, literacy innovators, dynamic coders, web developers of interactive content, and taking web development to the next level. Moves to integrating Virtual Reality, 3D and 4D programming and cognitive intuition in research and design on web based designs are growing. The "thinking web" can be seen in Google searches that follow past search criteria and anticipate future requests for content.

Community Activism is influenced by web content because information is available all the time and can be seen on multiple platforms. The integration of digital wireless devices that have adopted to SoLoMoCe - Social Conscience - Local Activism - Mobile Agility and Community Engagement. These allow people, groups, and organizations to share their message on digital platforms that are always accessible, visible and interactive.

As the web adapts and changes to the availability of diverse informational platforms, users must adapt as well to creating and posting content that engages the readers and viewers. WordCamp is powerful in the ability to build PLNs - Professional Learning Networks that engage PLCs - Professional Learning Communities that establish PLFs - Professional Learning Families. To find more about WordCamp and the EdCamp for educatorís web sites are available with information.

WordCamp National Schedule - https://central.wordcamp.org/schedule
WordCampDC https://2017.dc.wordcamp.org/
WordCamp Jacksonville https://2017.jacksonville.wordcamp.org/
EdCamp https://www.edcamp.org/


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