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Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair

District 833 hosts third annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair
Posted on 11/22/2019
HBCU Representative Talks To StudentBy: Lila Swedzinski

Woodbury High School held its third annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Many students and families from Woodbury High and neighboring schools attended the fair. The event started with a presentation about the history of HBCUs and how they have grown over time. The presentation also explained the significance of these schools, which were founded following the Civil War in order to provide newly freed African Americans with an education. HBCUs now give black students a sense of pride and community, as well as an excellent education.

After the presentation, students were encouraged to speak with college representatives and alumni that were stationed outside of the auditorium. The alumni and representatives were excited and willing to speak with students and help guide them in choosing a school that is right for them.

The event is hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Delta Phi Omega Chapter, Woodbury High School and District 833's Office of Achievement and Integration.