The word on HBCUs: Higher learning, lean times and the Chicken Man

7:22 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 Homepage
Giles Hall is seen in the background on the campus of Spelman College in Atlanta. (Chris Shinn / Spelman College)

In the course of reporting its three-part series on HBCUs, Journal-Constitution reporters conducted dozens of interviews. What they heard was sometimes depressing, sometimes heartening and usually memorable. Some highlights: