The Physical Sciences at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The Physical Sciences at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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A Class in Mathematical geography at Hampton Institute studying the earth's rotation around the Sun. Hampton, Virginia, ca 1899.

A class in Mathematical geography at Hampton Institute studying the earth's rotation around the Sun. Hampton, Virginia, ca 1899.

The Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection at the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

In this lesson plan, students will acquire an overview of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that offer degrees in the physical sciences.  Through research into the history of 8 of these institutions, students will determine the significance of HBCUs, particularly in science education.  Students will also use historical photographs and video clips to compare and contrast HBCUs in different eras.