caretakers of the home. As time passed, they were allowed to pursue higher educationto learn how to be even better women (Normal Schools). The goal was to help them perfect their skills as mothers and wives and possibly be granted chances to be elementary school teachers. There was some backlash to this because the equivalent to an HS diploma (at the time) was seen as fit enough to teach. When women were granted the chance to learn what men were learning they were highly discouraged from learning about math and sciences because they would be found unattractive to male suitors. Even with this advancement, many women still could not pursue higher education until the 1970s when colleges needed to increase enrollment to stay open.3.(6) Post Civil War and BCUs:-After the Civil War and during the establishment of Black Colleges and Universities, Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois were both strong supporters of higher education for Black Americans. While the two both supported the pursuit of higher education for all Black Americans, their reasoning differed. To start, the curriculum atmany of these Black colleges and universities was heavily doused in vocational training. Blacks were being prepared to work with their hands and bodies and not with their minds. They were not receiving the same education as their white counterparts. Booker T. Washington argued that this was okay. He felt as if Blacks should take what they could get in regard to education and not complain because theyhad been denied one for so long (Atlanta Compromise). W.E.B. DuBois, on the other hand, disagreed with Washington. DuBois believed that Blacks should receive the same education as their white counterparts so they would not continue to be seen as inferior members of society by only being trained to use their hands. He wanted Blacks to be viewed as integral, equal members of society and believed that this started with what was learned in higher education.
Ameinah Thomas4.(7) Effects of intercollegiate athletics:-Intercollegiate athletics were originally introduced at universities because of the amount of boredom students were experiencing on campus. They wanted some form of entertainment and sports became one of the outlets. Staff and faculty initially resisted the idea because they believed that sports would serve as a distraction to student education and learning but over time became some of the biggest supporters as they saw the money they raked in. When these sports were initially introduced,