“Integrating Baltimore Schools (circa 1960s)” by AJ Hayes

Illustration by Kira Coleman, BYP100 DC organizer and designer with MelaNation When we first started MelaNation, we were driven by the incredible dopeness we witnessed from Black artists and writers in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. There are many valuable and brilliant perspectives held by people in our communities, and MelaNation is a space where those perspectives […]

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#HBCUFutures: Black Education Matters

Before the Civil War, higher education for Black students was virtually nonexistent. The limited number of Black folks who did receive schooling often had to endure hostile circumstances or teach themselves. Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) were created to provide access to higher educational opportunities for many Black people and still play a critical […]

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