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(V) Perceptions of Color #9: Blacks in Higher Education
May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Program livestreamed at facebook.com/garlandcountylibrary and youtube.com/garlandcolibrary
Join Marsalis Weatherspoon and his guests for Perceptions of Color, a monthly series that intends to both celebrate and educate about all facets of the African American experience. Weatherspoon, a musician, speaker, and public servant, currently serves as President of the local NAACP branch, Hot Springs Branch #6013.
In the month of May, many prepare to don their caps and gowns. However, the story of Blacks in higher education in America has been filled with many highs and lows. Blacks are underrepresented in certain fields of study, study-abroad opportunities, and degree completion but overrepresented in reports of discrimination; victimization by predatory, for-profit institutions; and student debt. While African Americans have historically faced and continue to face unique challenges, they have also made important academic and cultural contributions in the higher education space. This episode of Perceptions of Color will feature a panel discussion on the importance of Black faculty and staff, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Black Greek-Letter Organizations (BGLOs).