Phillips: Top football recruit Kayvon Thibodeaux's visit to FAMU is reminder of the significance of HBCUs

According to a 2016 report by PBS, a third of HBCUs have seen spikes in freshmen enrollment. Last year, North Carolina A&T, the largest HBCU in America, had a record-breaking incoming class of 2,300. Other HBCUs like Kentucky State University, Spelman College, Elizabeth City State, and Alcorn have seen applications and enrollment go up, as well, perhaps due to who currently occupies the White House and the political and racial climate we’re currently living in.

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