Do you love your HBCU? If so, join us and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in celebrating Historically Black Colleges and Universities throughout the month of March with “I Love My HBCU Month.”
Undoubtedly, HBCU’s have played a significant role in producing brilliant minds throughout the world. Many African-Americans would not be where they are today without the help of these institutions. They have consistently produced a commendable record of accomplished and famous graduates such as Oprah Winfrey, poet Langston Hughes, Justice Thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King Jr. Thus, in order to honor these educational institutions and the pride that HBCU students, alumni, and faculty exemplify, TMCF have a launched a nationwide campaign “I Love My HBCU Month.”
The theme, slogans, and all the resources and materials for the national campaign is created and owned by TMCF. Since its inception in 2012, each year, with assistance from HBCUs, alumni, students, and other supporting organizations throughout the nation, Thurgood Marshall College Fund coordinates activities to raise awareness about the month and its significance.
2015 I Love My HBCU Month Events and Activities
|CIAA Kick – Off with McDonalds||TMCF will be at the CIAA alongside the partner McDonalds, check them on social media|
|HBCU Pride Poll||Vote all month for the HBCU with the most Pride|
|I Love My HBCU Fundraising Campaign
|Donate and Support the Preservation of HBCUs and increase your School’s Chances of Winning. Winning Schools Receive Up To $1,500 Towards SGA Led Improvement Project|
|Every Thursday of The Month-Thurgood Thursday #TGT||Students will participate by wearing clothing reflecting justice, activism, and Thurgood Marshall. Students will also be encouraged to photograph places where justice resides on their campus.|
| Every Friday of The Month- Color Pride
|Students will wear their University colors and are encouraged to take photographs and videos in spirit of school pride.|
|Last Day of the Month-Blackout
|In honor of the late Thurgood Marshall and all of the leaders of justice and leaders in the HBCU community, everyone will wear black to pay homage and unify HBCUs and close the month.|
You can be a part of the celebration and demonstrate your school pride by encouraging the use of #MyHBCUMatters and #HBCULove hashtags all month long on all the social media channels. You can also tag @tmcf_hbcu on Instagram and Twitter. For more information visit http://tm.cf/HBCULove.