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‘Dreamer’: DSU fulfills the promise of America

Editor’s note: This year, Delaware State University is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its designation as a university. The News Journal is publishing a series of columns this week by DSU leaders, alumni, students and supporters about the school’s past, present and future. This op-ed was written by Kevin Gutierrez-Hernandez a junior mass communications major at Delaware State University who was a member of the first cohort of “Dreamers” to enter the University as a freshman, two years ago.

I understand how young African-Americans felt throughout the early years at Delaware State College when they first stepped on campus. Locked into an inferior, segregated public school system, they’d consistently been told throughout their lives that there was no place for them in higher education, no possibility of an advanced degree or a meaningful career. Receiving a letter of acceptance wouldn’t have been good enough to dispel their fears.

They’d have to walk on the ground between Loockerman and Delaware Halls before they really believed in their hearts and within their spirits that they’d found a place where their dreams could come true.

To read the entire article please go here: https://www.delawareonline.com/story/opinion/contributors/2018/09/18/dreamer-dsu-fulfills-promise-america/1336956002/