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Blacks Glean Academic Success at Mostly-White Institutions

Over 100 years ago, the intellectual giant W.E.B. Du Bois hailed the development of a select group of African-American men and women, the “Talented Tenth,” who would lead their people through education assuming their roles as doctors, nurses, preachers, teachers, lawyers, engineers and other positions of leadership all requiring formal, academic training.