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Welcome to the Memphis HBCU Classic

About Us

HBCU Awareness Foundation presents the4th Annual Memphis HBCU Hoop Classic. We have 10 of the finest Historical Black Colleges and Universities( HBCU), (Concorida College, Wiley College, Harris-Stowe University, Lane College, Lincoln University, Philander Smith College, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Talladega College and LeMonye Owen College ) to participate in this fine event. This event will be played in the great city of Memphis.

The Ultimate Purpose for the Memphis HBCU Hoop Classic is to:
• Build the awareness of HBCU’s to the students in Memphis and surrounding areas.
• Provide scholarship for students in Memphis and surrounding areas, that are going to a HBCU.

The 4th Annual Memphis HBCU Hoop Classic will be held November 28 & 29, 2014,on the campus of Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis, TN. This event will provide a wonderful experience for the community, and an opportunity for the students involved to showcase their athletic talent in front of the Memphis community.

Current status
The Black College and University Act defined a historically Black college and university (HBCU) as one that existed before 1964 with a historic and contemporary mission of educating Blacks while being open to all. There are 103 HBCUs, located mainly in the Southeastern United States, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.

HBCUs are responsible for 22 percent of current bachelor’s degrees granted to Blacks. Among Blacks, 40 percent of all congressmen, 12.5 percent of CEOs, 40 percent of engineers, 50 percent of professors at non-HBCUs, 50 percent of lawyers and 80 percent of judges are HBCU graduates.

The top 21 undergraduate producers of Blacks with doctoral degrees are HBCUs. W.E.B. Dubois (Wilberforce), Ralph Ellison (Tuskegee), Martin Luther King, Jr. (Morehouse), Thurgood Marshall (Lincoln), Ruth Simmons (Dillard), and Oprah Winfrey (Tennessee State) headline a long list of famous HBCU alumni. Below is a complete list of HBCU’s.

About HBCU Awareness Foundation


Schools Taking The Court

Wiley College: Marshall,TX

Lane College: Jackson, TN

Philander-Smith College: Little Rock, AR

Lincoln University: Jefferson City, MO

Concordia College: Selma,AL

Harris-Stowe University: St. Louis, MO

LeMonye Owen College: Memphis, TN

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff: Pine Bluff, AR

All games will be played at Southwest Tennessee Community College Union Campus

737 Union Ave

Memphis, Tn 38103