Historically black colleges and universities are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community.
During the period of segregation in the United States prior to the Civil Rights Act, the overwhelming majority of higher education institutions were predominantly white and disqualified African Americans from enrollment. For a century after the end of slavery in the United States in 1865, most colleges and universities in the Southern United States prohibited all African Americans from attending, while institutions in other parts of the country regularly employed quotas to limit admissions of blacks.
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In October of 1978, the organization formed at the home of Wilberforce Alumnus
Dr. Lehman Adams and Dillard University Alumna Gloria Adams. At the initial meetings,
interest was high and large numbers attended. In October of 1979, Dr. Martha Mitchell
received the nominating committee’s report and appointed the Constitution and Bylaws
Committee. The Nominating Committee, Mary Boldin, Gloria Morton-Finney and James
Robinson presented the slate of officers, which was accepted.
President - Martha Mitchell
Vice-President - Roy Bussell
Secretary - Mary Boldin
Treasurer- James Robinson
Historian - Gloria Adams
The final draft of the constitution was adopted in 1979. From this document, the
Indianapolis Black Alumni Council was named, and the following objectives were identified
as desirable goals and outcomes of the Council’s actions:
1. Foster the ideals of Black Colleges and Universities.
2. Promote, encourage, maintain and promulgate a strong relationship with each of the
member Alumni organizations.
3. Promote and encourage local high school student to attend Historically Black Colleges
4. Serve as an informational clearinghouse, disseminate information and maintain a
presence with county, city, state and national school
communities, and member organizations.
5. Encourage graduates and former students to actively support their Alumni Associations.
6. Develop a spirit of fellowship, camaraderie and cooperation among council members.