Review by: David Jackson, Jr., Professor of History and Chairman, Department of History, Florida A&M University - September 22, 2011
In a work that is long overdue, Dr. Bobby L. Lovett has provided readers with a comprehensive, yet gripping narrative history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This study sheds light on the tremendous role of African Americans in higher education in the United States and is sure to become a standard work for persons interested in gaining knowledge of HBCUs. It is essential reading for anyone curious about the triumphs and travails faced by HBCUs, and will be enjoyed by specialists and non-specialists alike. This book is both brilliant and captivating.