At Black Colleges, Internationalization Raises Special Concerns

At Black Colleges, 1

Justin Ide for The Chronicle

Andrios Robert Silva Pereira (left), a Virginia State U. student from Brazil, speaks with Robert Anderson Jr. (center), a residence educator at the university.

The nation’s historically black colleges have a legacy of international engagement.

They educated generations of political, business, and scientific leaders, from Africa as well as from countries such as India, whose graduates were not always welcome at other American institutions.

Many black colleges developed close ties with foreign universities. Some, with roots as agricultural colleges, played an important role in development work overseas.

Today, however,