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Pulitzer Center Update July 9, 2018

Nina Robinson Takes Over Pulitzer Center Instagram

Freshmen enter the Morehouse chapel named for Martin Luther King, Jr., whose words are etched on the wall. The weekly, required Crown Forum assembly introduces leaders who address issues of the day. The all-male college aims to develop disciplined men who will lead lives of scholarship and service. Image by Radcliffe "Ruddy" Roye. United States, 2017.

Nina Robinson and Ruddy Roye traveled to campuses across the country to see why young black people...

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Students at Clark Atlanta University work on a chemistry lesson. Historically black colleges account for nearly half of the top 50 schools that produce black students who go on to receive graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math. Image by Nina Robinson. United States, 2017.

This week, photographer and educator Nina Robinson is taking over Pulitzer Center's Instagram account. She will be posting photos from her first National Geographic magazine story, "Why Historically Black Colleges Are Enjoying a Renaissance." In this project reported with photographer Ruddy Roye, the team traveled to historically black college and university campuses across America to find the reasons behind the historic increase in applications of HBCUs. Robinson focused on Clark Atlanta University and Spelman College. Her work explored how young black people experience race in America today. 

Follow her reporting on our Instagram this week.