The Meaning of Juneteenth for Higher Ed
In his poem “Dreams,” the great American poet Langston Hughes reminds us that we should “Hold fast to dreams/For if dreams die/Life is a broken-winged bird/That cannot fly.”
Beyond providing academic and co-curricular spaces for students to cultivate their intellectual potential, as a psychologist and university president, I also believe our role in higher education is to prevent wings from breaking and mend those that do.
Originally published: July 5, 2022
Author: Thomas A. Parham
Institution: California State University, Dominguez Hills
Published by: Inside Higher Ed