Dominion Energy recently announced the launch of a six-year $35 million initiative benefitting minority students and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
According to Dominion Energy, $25 million will be provided to HBCU’s in Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
The schools to receive the donations are:
- Hampton University
- Norfolk State University
- Virginia Union University
- Virginia State University
- Allen University
- Benedict College
- Claflin University
- South Carolina State University
- Central State University
- Wilberforce University
- North Carolina A&T State University
“We all know there are no actions or words that will immediately heal the hurt caused by 400 years of institutional racism,” Dominion’s President Thomas F. Ferrell II stated. “But since early June, we have seen signs of change and growth. Our country is moving forward. We are moving forward, too. This initiative is a recognition of the important role played by these institutions in African American advancement and the importance of education as an equalizer in society. These institutions have been foundational in the struggle to improve the lives of African Americans and in the fight for social justice. We are pleased and humbled to build on our company’s nearly 40-year history of supporting historically black
colleges and universities.”
Dominion Energy has been called out over the past few years for environmental racism. Thomas Ferrell II, Dominion’s President, also has been criticized in the past for a film that he wrote called Field of Lost Shoes that has been criticized for its historical revisionism of the civil war and the Confederacy.
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