Maryland Public Television (MPT) announced its second historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) Week recently. The lineup includes documentaries, interviews, and performances showcasing the contributions of more than 100 HBCUs, including the six based in Maryland.
The programs, which run through September 11, include Shaw Rising, Freedom Riders, The Morgan Lacrosse Story, Afro Blue, and the Morgan Choir: A Joyful Celebration.
On September 8, STEM City USA will host a screening of MPT’s “Awakening: HBCU Reckoning and Revival” in HBCU Village.
Founded and powered by Career Communications Group, STEM City USA is a digital environment designed to offer spaces for visible access to content creators. Content is delivered through networking opportunities, live performances, television programs, and distributed through different communities within STEM City USA, including the HBCU Village. STEM City USA’s HBCU Village allows employers to target high-value students and professional job candidates in a VIP setting. Click here to visit.
The September 8 event is part of MPT’s “Standing Against Racism: Fostering Unity Through Dialogue” initiative.
Co-hosts Jarrett Carter, editor, HBCUDigest.com and graduate of Morgan State University, and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, host of “Today With Dr. Kaye” on WEAA and founder of the Karson Institute for Race, Peace and Social Justice, and associate professor at Loyola University Maryland, will guide us through a powerful conversation.
The discussion will include:
How the history of HBCU campus activism is setting the stage for today’s students
How HBCU communities are advancing issues such as voting rights, healthcare access, police reform, and secondary education improvement
How HBCUs affirm students in their identity while developing them as leaders in times of racial and social tension
How HBCU communities seized moments to research and develop legislation supporting Black colleges
How the country can better support HBCUs