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Black colleges help rebuild State University of Haiti

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Cooper,Kenneth J. (Author)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Boston, MA
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Haiti, Schools, Earthquakes, Natural disasters, Construction, Historically Black Colleges & Universities, Buildings
"We are very pleased with the project, which will open up a wide range of opportunities to the university," they said. "Further, we believe that the proposed e-campus will have a lasting impact on Haiti's education system as a whole." [Frederick Humphries], now regent pro fessor at Florida A&M, says the effort grew out of his school's drive to collect donations for Haiti right after the January 2010 quake. He led a small delegation to visit the State University last summer, and afterward Humphries and Dr. Arthur Thomas, program manager at Morgan State, phoned a* number of black college presidents. "All of them wanted to help," Humphries says. Leaders of each consortium expressed a willingness to collaborate. "Where we can make common cause, we'll be very happy to do that," Humphries says. Alix Cantave, associate director of the Trotter Institute at UMass Boston, says such cooperation "makes sense."