Louisiana’s Historic Black Colleges Making A Comeback

Louisiana’s Historic Black Colleges Making A Comeback

SEGANN MARCH | WWLTV.COM LOUISIANA

Last year, Grambling State University’s fall enrollment totaled 4,553 — an increase of 49 students from the previous fall, said Damon Wade, vice president of institutional effectiveness and enrollment management at the university.

Similarly, Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, saw a fall enrollment increase of 322 students in 2015, according to data reported by the Louisiana Board of Regents. And overall enrollment within the Southern University System increased by 628 students for that same year.



ROMARE BEARDEN
ARTIST – Painter & Illustrator
Romare Bearden is considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. He depicted aspects of black culture in a Cubist style.

Romare Bearden is considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. Born in North Carolina, he landed in New York City and studied with George Grosz. His early paintings were realistic with religous themes. Later, his works depict aspects of family culture in a semiabstract collage and Cubist style. He was also a songwriter and designed sets for the Alvin Ailey Company.
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Higher education experts say the increase could be due in part to a rise in the number of non-black students attending HBCUs, as well as recent racial conflicts at predominantly white institutions.

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