What does President-elect Donald Trump know about historically black colleges and universities?

That's what leaders and advocates of the nation's HBCUs, the common shorthand for historically black schools, have been trying to figure out since Trump's surprising victory in November's presidential election.

"What are the priorities for HBCUs in the new administration? I don't know," said Ronald Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University, a four-year private HBCU in Charlotte, N.C. "I think it's a bit premature to try to guess or deduce what he'll do and what the priorities will be for higher education in general and historically black colleges and...

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