HBCU Spotlight: Belles of Bennett College from the Past

We adore HBCUs and today we are highlighting Greensboro, NC-based, Bennett College. This university is the quintessential school for the Black Southern Belle and has such a rich history, both past and present. The mission of Bennett College is to “prepare women of color through a transformative liberal arts education to lead with purpose, integrity, and a strong sense of self-worth. Bennett provides educational access to students while promoting inquiry, civic engagement, social justice, lifelong learning, and equity for all.” Today we are honored to highlight this HBCU that was also tantamount to the success of the Greensboro Sit-Ins, Civil Rights moment, growth of North Carolina and the development of modern women today.

Please consider supporting their growth by donating here as well: http://www.bennett.edu/administration/institutional-advancement/

Today we honor the Bennett Belles of the past from a collection of vintage photos below: 

Belles of Bennett College from the Past

We adore this classic photo of a Bennett Belle
Such a classic classroom scene. Have to love those traditional curls. 
Such a fun page from the newspaper celebrating the new royal court.
We love seeing the styles of the past at Bennett College
Such a fun image of the yearbook at Bennet College
We love seeing these ladies represent for the NAACP chapter at Bennett
We want to add these dresses to our collection!
You can’t go wrong  with a classic trench coat and penny loafers.
We adore the style of the 70s on these Bennett Belles. 

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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