Morning all! It’s Wordless or Wordy Wednesday! A few Saturdays ago, I went back to Alabama to speak at a HBCU (Historically Black College & Universities) Forum. It was mainly about our experiences at an HBCU, how it helped to shape us and if they are still relevant today.
I went to Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL! I loved my college experience. It really help mold me into the person I am today.
Through the good and bad experiences, I had to grow up quick and learn to depend on me. I developed friendships that I still have today. I loved & lost, and I loved & gained.
I learned more about my culture as an African American women than I ever did growing up. I learned that we (Blacks) are not all alike. Of course I can say that now, but at 17 I didn’t know that. I quickly learned New Yorkers are different from my Miami peeps! Detriot friends act this way, while Cali kids act another. On & on. A real culture shock, but a good one. Diversity.
When I came to ASU, I was 17. I was real rough around the edges. I had teachers, professors, deans and friends take me and teach me things that I still use today. ASU is so apart of me! Besides being married and having my children, college was the one of the BEST time periods of my life.
What was the Best Time Period of your life? Why?