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Celebrating Black History Month


On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, APLU hosted a webinar entitled “Black Resistance: Leadership in the Academe” in celebration of Black History Month. The event featured Black leaders who have paved the way for others and provide an opportunity to hear from four public university leaders. Speakers discussed the need for the higher education community to take steps to expand the number of Black higher ed leaders.


On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, APLU celebrated Black History Month with a panel of experts from HBCUs that explored the pivotal role of HBCUs in advancing student success and tackling challenges through pathbreaking research. The panel also discussed how to support HBCUs as they work to increase research capacity, expand partnerships with other institutions, and grow African American science talent.


On Monday, February 22, 2021, APLU hosted a a special hourlong webinar in celebration of Black History Month featuring three Black leaders in public higher education. During this event, the featured speakers discussed their own personal journey, reflected on the history and progress public universities have made toward better serving Black students, and explored the challenges and opportunities for public universities as they work to do more to expand access, ensure the success of Black students and faculty, and foster inclusive campuses.

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