During HBCU Week, Local Speaker Talks Importance Of Black Colleges, Universities

Sep 21, 2017

Florida State University students listen to Bill Lowman, who was chosen as Thursday's public speaker for FSU's community dialogue series. He spoke about the importance of HBCUs.
Credit Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

It’s National HBCU week, celebrating the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In Florida, that’s Tallahassee’s Florida A&M University, which holds a special place in Bill Lowman’s heart. His wife is a FAMU psychology professor, and Lowman’s daughter is a graduate, who received a full scholarship.

About 30 people, who came to hear Bill Lowman's speech, form a circle to have a community dialogue, following his talk. Lowman listens in the center.
Credit Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

“So, all of the wonderful, intelligent, powerful people who come through that institution—some of them, I get to call them my friend, almost family,” said Lowman. “And, it is a great center of enrichment for this community.”

Lowman made those comments Thursday during Florida State University’s community dialogue series. He spoke on the importance and future of HBCUs around the nation. Including FAMU, there are more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

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