On Saturday September 18 Valley High School hosted the 11th annual Historically Black College Fair. Attending students were able to:
- On the spot admissions and Scholarships
- Application Fee Waived for Many Colleges
- Face to face contact with official college admission representatives
- Exposure to many Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)
- Assistance and information regarding SAT and ACT college admission tests
The event was sponsored by Nehemiah Corporation of America and New Faze Development, Inc, California GEAR UP, Valley High School and in partnership with United Black Student Unions of California, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, The Alpha Academy, Greater Sacramento Urban League, Sacramento Observer, KCI Media Corporation.
In the late 19th century, colleges for black students were started in box cars (Atlanta University) and church basements (Spelman College). Mary McLeod Bethune, one of the nation’s foremost black educators, opened a college in 1904 with $1.50 and 5 students. Today, there are 106 historically black colleges and universities in the United States, who can count among their graduates such luminaries as W. E. B. Du Bois (Fisk University), Thurgood Marshall (Lincoln University and Howard University), Toni Morrison (Howard University), and Martin Luther King, Jr. (Morehouse College). Read more HERE.
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