Date of Award

Spring 2015

Thesis Type

Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies


Dr. Eric Smaw

Second Advisor

Dr. Lisa Tillmann


This is a creative thesis about the environment, culture and achievement of HBCUs. This thesis uses spoken word poetry as the creative means to express the past and present issues of HBCUs from a personal perspective. The poetry is supported by contemporary analysis to further add to the conversation about the necessity of HBCUs.

Rights Holder

Keara Jones