Meet Robert Constant! Constant is a proud graduate of the historically black institution, Tuskegee University located in Tuskegee, Alabama. He understands that there’s something missing in local libraries to help educate students and their parents about the history and culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
Many parents and students are only familiar with a few of the 101 HBCU’s located throughout the nation. These academic institutions are responsible for producing a large population of successful African American professionals across the globe.
Constant’s children book, “Hey Tuskegee” provides an opportunity for readers to learn more about HBCU’s by showcasing what happens every fall–and that is Homecoming!
“My alma mater, Tuskegee University inspired me because everyone from my church university administration, faculty and staff helped to mold me into the person I am today. But for Tuskegee University, I would not have received an internship at Southern Methodist University, which became the launch pad for a successful career in university administration,” said Constant. “Moreover, I want to share with families with young children what I call the “Tuskegee Spirit” (a positive attitude and a philosophy) that simply underscores the value of academic excellence, entrepreneurship and civic engagement.”
Constant believes “literacy is critical because it’s a proven tool young people can leverage to create endless opportunities for themselves and push the limits of what is possible.”
Support “Hey Tuskegee” by Robert Constant by attending his next event.
About ROC Black Author Spotlight: The ROC Black Author Spotlight Campaign is powered by 1055 The Beat Rochester. This is our way of recognizing local Black authors for their passion behind promoting literacy and providing opportunities for students and families to get excited about reading. Moreover, we applaud the authors desire to contribute to the way messages are communicated through literature for black and brown students. Our goal is to encourage local school districts to consider culturally relevant literature that students may be more inclined to reading for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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