1954: Brown vs.
Board of Education of Topeka
The decision of Brown v. Board of Education helped rid the legal
basis for racial segregation in higher education and initiated reform
throughout the United States (Brown Foundation, 2008).
Education Act allows the federal government to provide funding aid for HBCUS
1996: Spelman College is ranked as the leading liberal arts
college in the south. This is the
first time an HBCU places first in a National survey of colleges (The HBCU
1997: FAMU is
selected by Time Magazine as their first ever “College of the Year” (The HBCU