The 157-year-old college in Illinois said a "miracle donation" failed to arrive.
Graduates of Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, found out about the generous donation during the school’s 133rd commencement ceremony.
From Martin Luther King Jr. to Chadwick Boseman, historically black colleges and universities have produced some of our nation’s most esteemed politicians, leaders and artists. But between financial woes and decreasing enrollment, many of these schools are struggling – particularly Cheyney University, the oldest HBCU in the country. Cheyney students, faculty and community leaders are fighting on behalf of the university and warning the nation what’s at stake if we lose our HBCUs.
The funding will be provided under the Project School Emergency Response to Violence program to improve campus security and access to mental health resources.
There have been bomb threats at HBCUs every week of Black History Month this year.
These U.S. cities were home to iconic figures and pivotal moments in Black history and culture.
The CW spinoff of “All American” stars Los Angeles native Geffri Maya as Simone Hicks, who begins a new journey at a historically Black college called Bringston University.
The FBI is probing threats against more than dozen historically Black colleges and universities as hate crimes.
Campuses were shut down and classes moved to remote learning following the latest wave of threats taking place on the first day of Black History Month.
At least six historically Black universities were responding to bomb threats Monday, with many of them locking down their campuses for a time.