Introducing the Black Men of Cambridge University
Remember last week when the hashtag #BlackMenOfYaleUniversity went viral? It was expected to spark a trend and now we have #BlackMenofCambridgeUniversity, who like its predecessor, is aiming to increase positive images of Black men.
— Cambridge ACS (@Cambridge_ACS) May 1, 2017
Cambridge University is a prestigious school located in the United Kingdom, and the men pictured represent the only 15 Black men in their undergraduate class. They are members of the school’s African Caribbean Society and released a statement saying:
“When finding only 15 black, male undergraduates were accepted into the University of Cambridge in 2015, to depict just some of these men occupying such an influential space is truly inspiring. Although not all of the men are from the 2015 admission cycle, they are intended to serve as a microcosm for the population of black males in the university.”
We need hashtags like this for the rest of 2017!