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Author Alphonso W. Knight, Sr. provides invaluable information on ‘Historically Black Colleges and Universities.’

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities” (published by Xlibris) are responsible for 22% of current bachelor’s degrees granted to African-Americans, according to The Network Journal. They have produced notable and prominent alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the nation, yet author Alphonso W. Knight, Sr. has observed that a large number of African-Americans do not know that these colleges exist. This has compelled him to write his new book in the hopes of helping aspiring college students and young people of all nationalities learn more about these institutes and broaden their horizons and future educational options.

Knight’s background in education and as an African-American prompted him to write this book, which gives readers the history of each of the “Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” with other relevant information such as their notable alumni. This book is a forerunner for individuals seeking an advanced education beyond the secondary level. The author emphasizes the importance of education in the modern world and the need for young people to be informed of their options. He also notes the vital role high school guidance counselors play in showing youths the possible paths they may choose, a decision that will help determine what kind of life awaits them in their futures.

“Historically Black Colleges and Universities” provides instant information on all the titular institutes of higher education, making it an invaluable tool for high school students entering a new and decisive phase in their lives.

“Historically Black Colleges and Universities”
By Alphonso W. Knight Sr.
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 344 pages | ISBN 9781499044959
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 344 pages | ISBN 9781499044966
E-Book | 344 pages | ISBN 9781499044942
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Alphonso W. Knight Sr. is a retired architectural engineer, teacher and college administrator. He served as superintendent of buildings and grounds at Fessenden Academy in Martin, Fla. and at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Va. He taught in the public school system is St. Louis, Mo. and taught at Forest Park College in St. Louis, Mo. Coupled with his teaching, he practiced architecture. He earned a B.S. degree in architectural engineering from Hampton Institute in Hampton, Va. in 1947, an M.A. degree in Mathematics from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo., and did further study there. His experience also includes alumni administration at both Hampton University and at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. He was a consultant in alumni affairs to more than 25 institutions of higher education.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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