Carter's Historically Black Colleges & Universities Collection: Inspiring A New Generation

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Carter’s released a new line of children’s clothing for historically Black colleges and universities so rest assured, your legacy and family tradition will go on in style. 

Not only that, they have donated $10,000 in support of these educational institutions.

Carter’s full selection of sizes is for newborns to two-year-old children. All six of the major historically Black colleges and universities are represented through bodysuits and two styles of T-shirts:

Howard University
Spelman College
Morehouse College 
Grambling State University
North Carolina A&M University

What’s even better is that everything is under $20 and orders over $35 have free shipping.

Shop the collection of HBCU apparel here.

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What are HBCUs?

Historically Black colleges and universities offer two-year, four-year, and graduate-level educational programs across the U.S.

Originally founded to provide Black students with quality education, students of all races are now attending HBCUs to pursue opportunities for professional growth. 

The Higher Education Act of 1965 provided more funding to the Department of Education, especially for historically Black colleges. Since then, there are 107 public and private HBCUs now accredited.

Many of their graduates have gone on to hold positions of influence across the U.S., some of which may surprise you.

Howard University

It wouldn’t shock many to see Vice President Kamala Harris or entertainer Nick Cannon rocking a Howard University 1867 T-shirt under a trendy blazer.

"The Hilltop" in Washington, D.C. is a national leader in doctoral and STEM research, especially within its NASA research laboratory.

If you want to show Bison pride, you can inspire your young one with a classy gray bodysuit or T-shirt in sizes NB to 24M.

Get the Howard University apparel here.

Florida A&M University

Nothing says family like a FAMU Rattlers T-shirt from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. As the only HBCU in Florida, this Tallahassee college proudly boasts famous graduates since its inception in 1887.

Mayors Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta and Kwame Kilpatrick of Detroit each hold certificates from this prestigious university, not to mention actor and rapper, Common.

Get the Florida A&M apparel here

Grambling State University

Show a little Tiger love with a GramFam Tigers bodysuit, now on sale for only $14! 

The Grambling State Tigers, based out of Louisiana, is a Division I NCAA team.

Founded in part by educator Booker T. Washington in 1901, this Louisiana university is the proud alma mater of multiple Pulitzer Prize winners Ahmad Terry and Fulbright Scholar Dr. Ivory T. Nelson.

Get the Grambling State apparel here

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Morehouse College

Get your little man a Future Morehouse Man tee to show your Maroon Tiger pride.

The alma mater of none other than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson, Morehouse is a private men’s historically Black college in Atlanta, GA, founded in 1867.

The school is known as a place of many "African-American firsts," with alum holding positions in all levels of government.

Get the Morehouse apparel here

Spelman College

The Future Spelman Alumna T-shirts from Carter’s represent old traditions. Once a seminary, Spelman is the oldest historically Black women’s liberal arts school in America.

It totes that it produces "refined young ladies" such as former Georgia State Representative Stacey Abrams, whose crucial role in the 2020 Presidential election made international news.

Through her organization, Fight Fair Action, she helped register hundreds of thousands of Black voters, which helped solidify the election of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the first Democrat presidential candidate to win Georgia in three decades. 

Get the Spelman apparel here

North Carolina A&T State University

Although there’s no cute mascot for your little one to show off, Future Aggie bodysuits will still look inspiring. Greensboro, NC, plays host to this great HBCU that dates back to 1891.

Aggie pride comes easy when graduates include none other than former NASA astronaut Ronald McNair, four-time Super Bowl champion Dwaine Board, and many politicians serving in office today.

Get the North Carolina A&T apparel here

Recognizing the importance of future generations, Carter's has been sponsoring events for both children and mothers for decades.

To show its support for historically Black colleges and universities, Carter's sponsored an Instagram sweepstakes in early February 2021.

They will be donating $10,000 to an HBCU of the winner’s choice with the goal of sharing the legacy of what historically Black colleges and universities mean for our future generations.

Carter’s Cares, a nonprofit branch of the apparel company, provides disaster relief, education support, and medical assistance to children and families in need.

They have raised and donated millions of dollars to help children around the world. For more information on the organization, visit "Carter’s Cares" to learn more. 

— Created in partnership with Carter's.

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