As conversations continue about the success and persistence of underserved populations, we must remember to center Black men's experiences. Black men are still underrepresented in higher education and have a 34% graduation rate. Many Black men are also first-generation college students, and this intersectional identity offers a lens through which we can better understand and support them throughout their academic journeys.
The presenter will examine emerging trends in the college and professional experiences of Black first-gen men and discuss this crucial population's successes and ongoing challenges.
describe emerging trends regarding the college and professional experiences of Black first-gen men; and
discuss Black first-gen men's successes and challenges.