The hit TV show The Cosby Show broke all kinds of television rating records when it made its debut in 1984. And then along came its spin-off, A Different World, in 1987 that didn’t fail to capture the hearts and imaginations of 90s babies either.
‘Hip-Hop Prez’ Dr. Walter Kimbrough notes that from the debut of The Cosby Show until the end of A Different World in 1993, the country’s 107 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) attendance grew by 24%, and now starting March 15 modern students, like me, attending Black colleges can stream A Different World on Netlfix. (Say what??)
“There is no doubt that popular culture can influence growth.” – Walter Kimbrough
— HBCU Buzz (@HBCUBuzz) February 25, 2015
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