HBCUs or Historically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited educational institutions with an initial mission to provide an opportunity for black Americans to get post-secondary educations and become competitive and qualified workers.
The National Educational Act of 1965 defined HBCUs as:
“any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary of Education.”
Focusing originally on minority students only, HBCU today is a diverse studying environment with 102 colleges and universities across the country. The nation’s oldest HBCU, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, was founded in 1837 and was formerly known as the “Institute for the Colored Youth” offering training in the field of agriculture.
The Propel Center a remarkable addition to our community, and the future of HBCUs, will be placed in Atlanta, GA. It will be a physical and virtual campus for innovative learning and development for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Spanning 50,000 square feet, Propel Center will include state-of-the-art spaces to accommodate lecture halls, learning labs and common areas to facilitate group learning. The physical Propel Center will serve as a centralized nexus and symbol for HBCU collaboration across the country.
Atlanta-based HBCUs currently include:
- Clark Atlanta University, the largest of the four institutions of the Atlanta University Center Consortium,
- Morehouse College, one of four men’s colleges in the US,
- Interdenominational Theological Center offering theological graduate programs with a unique African American model at the core,
- Morehouse School of Medicine which is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians, and
- Spelman College, a world leader in the education of women of African descent.
The founder and medical director of Atlanta Fibroid Center, Dr. John C. Lipman has a special relationship with Morehouse School of Medicine where he serves as a volunteer clinical assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Lipman established the “Earl S. Lipman Endowed Scholarship” at Morehouse School of Medicine named after his father. The scholarship as well as Dr. Lipman’s mentorship supports future doctors and community leaders financially and academically.
To learn more about the philanthropic efforts of Dr. John Lipman of Atlanta Fibroid Center, read Spreading Hope By Giving Back: Battling Fibroids In Black Women.
If you seek professional medical advice on uterine fibroids or non-surgical fibroid treatment, do not hesitate to request a free teleconsultation with the nation’s leading fibroid expert, Dr. John Lipman, or call at (770) 953-2600.