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P.O. Box 1385, New London, CT 06320


Tax exempt under IRS code 501(C)3


About Us
HBCA was founded in 1992 by a group of HBCU alumni employed in and around New London, CT. The groups goal was to promote higher education with an emphasis on HBCUs. Our most popular activity is the annual Historically Black college tour conducted each year during NLHS April break. Students of all nationalities are welcome.

College Tour 2019
The 27th annual Historically Black College tour will feature visits to Howard Univ, Morgan State, Winston Salem State Univ, North Carolina A&T State University, Shaw University, and University of NC - Chapel Hill. Departing from New London, CT on Sunday 4/14 and return on Friday 4/19. The cost is $325 per student and includes chartered coach transportation and hotel accommodations. Students not living in New London County will be charged an additional fee. The fee for students outside of NL County is $400.

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Misconceptions about HBCA & HBCUs

Only African Americans can attend the College tour

This is not true. The tour and all programs are open to any students. Our members do not discriminate. Students of all nationalities in the New London area has participated in this program.

The tour is too exclusive because we only visit HBCUs

The inception of this program came about when members discovered young people in the area had no knowledge of HBCUs. In actuality the school system was being exclusive by not carrying HBCU catalogs in their library. The tour schedule include one Traditional White University. Prior to the tour we conduct a college seminar attended by local colleges, which all are predominately White.

A random sample of a select number of HBCUs and non-HBCUs revealed the following statistics:

Average percentage of African American students at HBCUs: 85%
Average percentage of Caucasian American students at HBCUs: 8%
Average percentage of African American students at a traditional White University: 6%
Average percentage of Caucasian American students at a traditional White University: 73%




2015 Morrill Scholarship Recipient

Dr. James Mitchell and HBCA President Vouise Fonville pictured left during HBCA's Family Day Cookout held on August 1, 2015 at Bates Woods Park, New London, CT. Dr. Mitchell presented Lillian James with the 2015 Morrill Scholarship in the amount of $500. Ms. James is a graduate from New London Science & Technology Magnet High School and will be attending the University of Connecticut in the Fall 2015.

For details on how to apply to HBCA's scholarship application click here.



Members On The Move

HBCA members received local and national recognition for outstanding community service.

On October 23, 2015 HBCA's president Vouise Fonville was recognized by 100 Men of Color during a Black Tie Gala in Hartford Connecticut.

On November 1, 2015 HBCA's Vice President Ray Malone received the Role Model Award by the Newport County NAACP.

In February 2016 Sandra Richardson, Secretary was selected as a Daily Point of Light honoree. The Daily Point of Light Award celebrates the power of an individual to spark change and improve the world.

On April 29, 2016 Ray Malone received the Men Who Make A Difference Award by the Newport Women's Resource Center.



2019 Tour Group



The Historically Black College tour is made possible through the support and contributions of the following organizations and individuals. This list consist of past and present contributors:

  • All Souls Church (2018)
  • Frank Loomis Palmer Fund
  • Bodenwein Benevolent Public Foundation
  • Community Foundation of SE Connecticut
  • Paul & Liz Duarte, Groton, CT
  • Shiloh Baptist Church, New London
  • New London HS
  • Department of Children & Family
  • Mrs. Phyllis Brown
  • NL Science & Technical Magnet HS
  • Mr. Lou Allen
  • Marian Galbraith (Arete')
  • Walmart
  • Ms. Sue Connolly
  • Tammy & Mike Seal
  • Chester Kitchings Family Foundation (2018)
  • Collins Foundation
  • Citizens Bank
  • Charter Oak Federal Credit Union
  • Dime Bank
  • NAACP - Norwich Branch
  • Children & Family Services, New London, CT
  • Ms. Tammy Lanier, Norwich, CT
  • Attorney Sarette Williams, Norwich, CT
  • Mr. George Bryant, New London, CT





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