President Obama recognizes what Historically Black Colleges and Universities mean to America.

On February 26, 2010 the President signed an executive order promoting excellence, innovatioin and sustainability at historically black colleges and universities.

In summary,

This event demonstrates the President’s strong appreciation for the historic role these institutions have played in educating our citizens and the Administration’s commitment to assisting HBCUs with accomplishing their mission.

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have made historic and ongoing contributions to the general welfare and prosperity of our country. Established by visionary leaders, America’s HBCUs have, for over 150 years, produced many of the Nation’s leaders in business, government, academia, and the military and have provided generations of American men and women with hope and educational opportunity.

The Nation’s 105 HBCUs are located in 20 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and serve more than 300,000 undergraduate and graduate students. These institutions continue to be important engines of economic growth and community service, and they are proven ladders of intergenerational advancement for men and women of all ethnic, racial, and economic backgrounds, especially African-Americans.

To see the actual order that was signed click [here]

Along with all those festivities, I’d like to give shouts out to the Trojan Explosion, the Virginia State drumline for doing their thang IN the White House.