About Last Night: How HBCU Students are Addressing Sexual Assault on Campus

Students at several prominent historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), have demanded that school administrators address sexual assault more vigorously. Last year, student protests at Morehouse College, Spelman College, Hampton University, and Howard University focused on inadequacies in the way sexual assault and rape cases are handled.

Two current students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and two alums join our roundtable discussion to explore what is particular about reporting and preventing dating violence and sexual assault at HBCUs. Campus rape is an issue across all colleges, and today we’re hearing some students at HBCUs take on it.


Kyla Wright, senior at Hampton University in Virginia. Amos Jackson, senior at Howard University in D.C.; Evette Dionne, an alum of Bennett College in North Carolina; Eryn Ashleigh Mathewson, alum of Howard University and the Rhoden Fellows.


Freelance Producer and Guest Host: Eryn Mathewson

Co-Producer: Evette Dionne

Making Contact Producer: Lisa Rudman

Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani

Audience Engagement Manager: Sabine Blaizin

Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker

Thank Yous:

Thanks to Bitch Media’s Evette Dionne and Andi Zeisler for their editorial input. Thanks to Jo Ellen (ok) Kaiser and The Media Consortium for a mini-grant for our DisHonorRoll participation.

Special thanks for recording facilities at the studios of WPFW in DC, WDET in Denver, ESPN in New York, KGNU in Denver, and recordists, BreAnna Tinsley, Sam Beaubien, Dave Ashton, Tim Russo, Robin Smith and Katea Stitt. Thanks to Climbing Poetree for the opening poem.

Music Credits:

Jahzzar and Scanglobe

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