Ivory Toldson, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will moderate a panel at the annual convention of the National Council on Educating Black Children at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April, 18, in New Orleans. A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion.
Entitled “HBCUs are My Brother’s Keeper: Plotting the Path through HBCUs for African American Males,” the panel will discuss the important role that HBCUs play in advancing the educational success of African American males, including such topics as how they can help change public perceptions, resolve inequities in U.S. public schools that impede academic progress, promote a more rigorous curricular pathway, and how to use civic engagement to develop strategies that support black males in schools.
The panel of six, which includes U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana and Johnny Taylor, president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), will convene with administrators, community members, parents, business leaders, and other members of the public. The session is one of a series of discussions in partnership with The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, TMCF, and the United Negro College Fund.