Black Undergraduates in Higher Education: An Historical Perspective

  • Brian Haynes Clayton State University
Keywords: Higher Education, African Americans, Undergraduates


The participation of Blacks in collegiate education in the United States is traced from earliest settlement up to contemporary times. From the time of the graduation of the first Black student in 1826, the Black educational experience has passed through several important stages, each shaped by significant changes in national policy and culture that trace the evolving views of educational access and race in the United States.