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The Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands performs during the 2023 National Battle of the Bands, a showcase for HBCU marching bands, held at NRG Stadium Saturday, August 26, 2023, in Houston. Michael Wyke/AP hide caption

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Nurse practitioner Arin Kramer prepares to insert a contraceptive implant under the skin of I'laysia Vital's upper arm, as physician assistant Andrea Marquez (rear) offers support. Vital will attend college at Texas Southern University in Houston, where most abortions are banned. April Dembosky/KQED hide caption

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Then-Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams talks to the media on May 24, 2022, in Atlanta. Abrams was appointed Wednesday as Howard University's first chair for race and Black politics. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Spelman College in Atlanta, seen in October 2020, was among the historically Black colleges and universities that received bomb threats last week. Marcus Ingram/Getty Images hide caption

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Firefighters and ambulance attendants remove a covered body from the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., after a deadly explosion detonated by members of the Ku Klux Klan during services in 1963. Leaders say the history of violence against people of color should be passed on to new generations so the lessons of the past can be applied. AP file photo hide caption

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Students applaud at the Morehouse College commencement ceremony on May 16, 2021, in Atlanta. Morehouse recently announced it would clear remaining tuition balances for students, joining several other HBCUs doing the same. Marcus Ingram/Getty Images hide caption

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Howard University students walk near the university's main gate. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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An Alabama helmet on December 31, 2016, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. Scott Donaldson/Getty Images hide caption

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Should Black Athletes Go To Black Schools?

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks to graduates at Bethune-Cookman University on Wednesday in Daytona Beach, Fla. For much of the address, she struggled to speak over boos and shouts from the crowd. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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Fatima Avelica, 13, daughter of of Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, attends a rally with loved ones and supporters for his release outside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices on March 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Students stroll around the campus of Spelman College, a historically black college in Atlanta. Chris Shinn/Courtesy of Spelman College hide caption

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