Dear Fellow HBCU Graduates
As many of you may know, for the past decade, I have been a columnist, blogger, and commentator on a range of topics, including the status and future of HBCUs. In fact, one national media outlet entrusted me with the privilege of writing and posting articles on any topic and at any time I wished, without prior approval. My most widely-read blogs and articles resulted in the publication of my second book, Having My Say: Reflections of a Black Baby Boomer, in 2018. All royalties from the sale of this book have been contributed to HBCUs for scholarships and to nonprofit organizations in support of their mission.
Originally published: April 4, 2022
Author: Charlie Nelms
Position: Chancellor Emeritus
Institution: North Carolina Central University
Published by: Diverse Issues in Higher Education