About HBCU Pride Nation
Thank you for visiting the HBCU Pride Shop!
I am Travis P. Jackson, CEO and Founder of HBCU Pride Nation, an online platform that promotes the significance, importance and connectivity of HBCU graduates and students..
As a student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University I served in many leadership positions through the Student Government Association, Student Activities and more. Throughout that time I realized that there was a lot of negativity that went against Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the mainstream media and amongst ourselves as HBCUs.
The day that I submitted my application to run for SGA President on campus and got disqualified was the same day that the concept of HBCU Pride Nation came into existence.
HBCU Pride Nation has achieved a lot this decade and has become a premiere HBCU brand that has helped many students get admitted into college. We have connected many HBCU grads nationwide, produced high quality apparel, and held events such as HBCU alumni mixers and the Hillman Experience.
The Hillman Experience is our staple event that transforms urban high schools into Hillman College from "A Different World". The mission is to bring the HBCU experience to high school students that don't get the opportunity to learn about HBCUs. We have a pep rally, alumni panel discussion, workshops and a HBCU-restricted college fair where students can be accepted on the spot. Over the past three years we have had over 2500 students attend the Hillman Experience and they have received over $1.5M in scholarships to attend HBCUs.
When you buy merchandise from us, you're not only investing money into high quality merchandise that gives you an avenue to express your love for HBCUs but you're investing in an HBCU movement that has changed the way that the world sees HBCUs and what they stand for.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you the best quality HBCU apparel and continuing with our mission to showcase the HBCU experience around the world!
Travis P. Jackson
CEO/Founder of HBCU Pride Nation