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Historically Black Colleges and Universities

January 29, 2021

You Are Going to Do Something to Defeat It

Civil rights attorney Elaine Jones talks with Jalina Porter Photo: Elaine Jones. Courtesy Elaine Jones   Elaine Jones has led a landmark career that has included being the first woman to direct the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the first African American woman to attend law school at the University of Virginia. Where she learned the lessons in diplomacy that prepared her for that: Peace Corps in Turkey. The daughter of a Pullman porter and a schoolteacher, Elaine Ruth Jones was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and was raised in the Jim Crow South. She has spoken of the importance of understanding...

November 1, 2020

Reed Hastings and Patty Quillin Give $120 Million to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Investing in the future: It’s the largest gift of its kind. By WorldView Staff Graves Hall, Morehoiuse College. Photo by Thomson200, CC0 via Wikimedia Commons   “THIS IS THE TIME to do some-thing bigger,” Netflix Founder Reed Hastings said when the news broke in June. How big? He and wife Patty Quillin announced that they were giving $120 million to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Hastings served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) from 1983 to 1985, where he taught mathematics. And this summer Hastings and Quillin began changing the equation for scholarships to HBCUs: $40 million each...