HBCU Legends


Over the course of more than 150 years, Historically Black Colleges and Universities have produced thousands of individuals who have impacted their communities, the nation and the world.   Each week The Hundred-Seven will feature stories of HBCU alumni, staff and faculty members whose stories deserve to be told.  

Discover some #HBCUlegends

Modern-day Trailblazers


HBCU alum who have recenlty made an impact in their fields


Professional Baseball Players

Learn about 8 HBCU alums who became standouts in Major League Baseball.

Children's Book Creators

For many years children's literature lacked a voice to truly reflect the lives and stories of African-Americans. HBCU alum have helped to fill that gap.

Academy Award Nominees

Since the first black person received a nod from the Academy, HBCU alum have been nominated in 11 categories.

Opera Singers


Beginning with the Fisk Jubilee Singers, HBCUs have produced successful classical music performers. 

Hip Hop Hitmakers


For nearly three decades HBCUs have produced hitmakers in the hip hop industry.  

Women STEM Leaders


The women in Hidden Figures aren't the only HBCU alums in STEM whose stories need to be told.

Black Women Mayors


Black woman have committed themselves to improving their communities in various ways- including leading them. 

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