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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Richard Bowman, July 8, 1998. Interview K-0513. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Black colleges credited for their caring atmosphere

Attending Tuskegee College was good for Bowman because the teachers cared about students as if they were family members. He still prefers black colleges over white colleges for that familial atmosphere.

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Oral History Interview with Richard Bowman, July 8, 1998. Interview K-0513. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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KELLY ELAINE NAVIES:
Compare the experience of going to a black high school to going to the black college of Tuskeegee.
RICHARD BOWMAN:
Well, I found Tuskeegee to be a lot like Stephens-Lee. The teachers were caring. They were concerned about how you did and just real concerned about your welfare-it was more like a big family, you know. And that-I don't think you find that in a lot of your colleges- your predominantly white colleges today. That's why even today, I highly recommend students to consider-if they're considering college-to consider an historically black college over an historically white college. Because even after you graduate, you're still like family if you meet someone from that particular school-they still treat you like a brother or sister, they're brothers and sisters.