Historic HBCU Preservation Bill Passes
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) today applauds the House for unanimously passing H.R. 295, a bill that would reauthorize $10 million annually through 2023 for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Historic Preservation Program. Congressman and HBCU alumnus James E. Clyburn (D-SC) shepherded this important bill across the finish line. HBCUs are national treasures and today’s vote puts us one step closer to securing the needed resources to support the restoration of more than 700 historic buildings on HBCU campuses. >> Read More
For more information on the HBCU Historic Preservation Program, view UNCF’S fact sheet.
Did you know?
The network of 106 historic institutions established as early as 1837 for former slaves and freedmen contain repositories of important books, papers and memorabilia of Black history. HBCUs often served as meeting places during the civil rights struggles of the 1900s.