As an HBCU graduate, my goal is to ensure that other students are able to attend college without the financial burden. My grandmother who was a North Carolina school teacher during segregation understood the importance of a college degree. Southern Black women in the 1920’s and 1930’s rarely attended college. However, my grandmother scrubbed the floors of Shaw University in order to pay her way through school. As an educator and mother, she didn't allow her children to work through college. She didn't want them to have the same struggles that she had. I never got to meet my grandmother because she died of cancer before I was born. Nonetheless, through HBCU Legacy Fashion, I am carrying on her mission of lessening the financial burden on students so that they can focus on receiving their degrees.
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