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The glue that holds the successful, professional class in the Black community together is a black college somewhere in their past.  On those campuses, the descendants of slaves, often disadvantaged, have been liberated through both knowledge and a new spirit of hope.  The result is that a non-privileged group has found a way into the middle class. Some of these schools are now threatened with financial and operational problems and they are on the verge of closing.  Once such a college, Knoxville College in Knoxville, Tennessee, has fought its way back from bankruptcy and oblivion.



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