‘Your heritage is taken away’: The closing of 3 historically black colleges

July 8, 2019 | The New York Times

Since the 1930s, the women of Bennett College, one of the nation’s two historically black colleges for women, have dressed in whiteand sung their “Preference Song” over an annual breakfast. They wave white linen napkins in the air, cheering “dear old Bennett College,” and welcome incoming freshmen.

The tradition, near and dear to the Belles of Bennett College, may soon be lost, along with the school itself.

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