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Texas HBCU Conference YEAR TWO at Huston-Tillotson University, March 31-April 1, 2023

Conference Description
America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were born at a time during Reconstruction largely after the Civil War and the end of slavery when civic capacity rooted in community institutions (or civic muscle) is how many Americans thought about the challenges of democracy. Civic muscle is the model for higher education practice that the HBCU represents. Today again community institutions are being called upon to play such a role. Only models and practices have largely been forgotten. We seek to raise anew questions about the challenges of a democratic society rooted in civic capacity and community institutions. The formation of a democratic people, or strong meaningful citizenship, is how the idea can be summed up. Only we are not moralizing. We are thinking in practical terms about the enormity of American democracy. What are the requisite supports in institutions and the political economy? The democratic person is not an individual, but political culture, and no institution in American life is better positioned to explore the subject matter than the HBCU. What does the political culture look like and how do we get there?

We are excited to announce we are hosting the second annual conference of Texas’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)!  The year two conference builds on the success of the inaugural conference a year ago. The dates for the year two conference are Friday-Saturday, March 31-April 1, 2023.  Click here to visit the conference web page.

We invite you to consider contributing financially to support the conference.  You can contribute online by clicking on this link. The conference is timely and important.  Your support will help to ensure the conference’s success and will allow recognition of your valuable financial contribution.