Bennett College is one of only two women only HBCUs that is currently open. However, they are in jeopardy of losing its accreditation and need $5 million by February 1, 2019 to keep its doors open.
Actors Jussie & Jake Smollett are among many celebrities that are joining the fight to keep the college open.
“In the 1930s we had 121 #HBCUs now we’re at 101. Don’t let us be down to 100 if #BennettCollege, who had made the education of black women a priority since 1926, closes it’s doors”.