How to watch Our America: The HBCU Experience on ABC11

ABC11 Eyewitness News is shining a light on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the history still being made.

Starting the first week of Black History Month, "Our America: The HBCU Experience" will focus on their legacies, resilience and impact.

We'll share stories of college students whose revolutionary acts changed the condition of things in this nation.

Join ABC11 for a week-long special event, highlighting NC A&T University, Shaw University, St. Augustine's University, NC Central University and Fayetteville State University.

NC A&T: The largest HBCU in the state... and in the U.S.
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On Feb. 1, 1960, four freshman A&T students walked into the nearby F.W. Woolworth, sat at the "whites only" lunch counter, were denied service and refused to leave.

A look at Shaw's rich history: The oldest HBCU in the South
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At 155 years old, Shaw University in downtown Raleigh is the first and oldest Historically Black University in the South.

Saint Augustine's University: A survival story of spirit and pride
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St. Aug's survival story is about spirit, pride and opportunity for students who may get overlooked by other colleges.

NC Central: A destination for scholars
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North Carolina Central University's reputation attracts talent and resources at home as well as from outside the state's borders.

Fayetteville State: The oldest public HBCU in NC
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Fayetteville State University is the oldest public HBCU in the state of North Carolina, founded during reconstruction when previously enslaved people struggled adjusting to freedom.

"Our America: The HBCU experience" will air all week starting Feb 1. Watch the in-depth, extended pieces on the ABC11 North Carolina streaming app -- available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Apple TV.
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