No Ways Tired: The Public Historically Black College Dilemma

by Kyra M. Grimes - Robinson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 23/03/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781585005635

About the Book

Nurturing. Cultivating. Inspiring. Uplifting. Resilient. Enlightening. Encouraging. Struggle. Progress. These are but a few descriptions that capture the very essence of an entity that has touched and empowered a people for over 150 years. While small in number (109), HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) are mighty forces and beacons of hope and educational access.

The 'HBCU Experience' can be found at Howard, Fisk, Mississippi Valley State, Morehouse, Tougaloo, and Shaw, to name a few. Simply put, these legacies have left an indelible mark on the educational history of African-Americans. These institutions are to be cherished and revered forever -- or lost as the 21st century approaches. Threatened daily by internal and external forces, HBCUs are fighting one of their toughest battles ever.

About the Author

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Kyra M. Grimes-Robinson received a B.A. in English from Fisk University in 1993 and a M.S. in Journalism from Ohio University in 1995. No Ways Tired evolved from her master's thesis. A devoted crusader for the cause of historically black colleges and universities, she has been employed as an Academic Advisor and Sponsored Programs Officer/Grants Writer at Harris-Stowe State College, one of two public historically black colleges in Missouri and the only HBCU in St. Louis. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to gospel music, participating in the Couples' Ministry and other ministries at her church, Omega, and reading African-American periodicals and literature, including her husband's short stories and novels. She and her husband, Chet, currently reside in Dayton, Ohio, where she is a local school district employee.