When I was coming up. (elementary school) the teachers encouraged us to Go To College. but to my knowledge, College was Harvard, Yale, Notre Dame, LSU, Tulane, Michigan, Ohio State" and to me, the idea of those being Big time colleges seemed so far out of my way.. .... to me it was like Revenge of the Nerds on Steroids instead of "School Daze"
The Only Black Schools to my knowledge up until i was 12 was SU and Grambling cause they came on TV.
Yet for 20 years of my life , I lived only 1 mile away from Dillard University and had no clue it was a black college because nobody informed me that they were In reach.... from there It was A Different World.. for real..lol