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Leaving Home: An HBCU Story – Episode One



“Leaving Home: An HBCU Story” is a brainchild of Rustin “Roundup Russy” Moore that began as a Kickstarter film project entitled “First 48: HBCU Edition”. Since shot in August of 2011 in Los Angeles, CA and on the campus of NCAT in Greensboro, NC there have been some challenges (As described in Russy’s Director’s Notes) but we are proud to deliver a 100% creative project from Alumni Roundup.

“I wanted to bring the HBCU experience to children who may not have the opportunity to go on HBCU tours. I think it will also be a resource to parents to ease their concerns of sending their child off to school at one of our sacred institutions. My goals are to 1. Expose our youth to more positive HBCU content 2. Revolutionize the admissions and recruiting methods of HBCU’s by delivering a virtual tour/documentary.”
- Roundup Russy

If you enjoy the concept, project and content, please comment, “LIKE” the video, and share it on FB and TWITTER.

Thank you
-Alumni Roundup Staff

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10 Comments

  1. FlashynistaNovember 29, 2011 at 5:47 amReply

    I can’t wait to see the other eps. WTG!!! Glad I can be part of the project.

  2. wadeNovember 29, 2011 at 1:29 pmReply

    great concept, glad you started off with A&T—-AGGIE PRIDE!!!

  3. wadeNovember 29, 2011 at 1:29 pmReply

    great concept, glad you started off with A&T—-AGGIE PRIDE!!!

  4. KikiNovember 30, 2011 at 5:07 amReply

    Great job! I’m looking forward to seeing many more.

  5. PatrickNovember 30, 2011 at 2:31 pmReply

    Great job guys!

  6. VictoriaNovember 30, 2011 at 3:32 pmReply

    I love this idea. I hope this video finds its way into the hands of college bound students. Looking forward to part 2

  7. Chef Nikki ShawNovember 30, 2011 at 11:19 pmReply

    That was powerful! I wish someone could have shown me what going to HU (class of ’91) was going to be like. Those were the good days!! Thanks for sharing your vision.

  8. AngeliaDecember 2, 2011 at 4:53 pmReply

    This is a great way of introducing students to the HBCU experience.

  9. Lois M. FearsDecember 3, 2011 at 9:41 pmReply

    GreatIdea! CONGRATULATIONS!How can we get this information to junior high/middle school students? Kudos to A&T for being chosen as a pacesetter. “AGGIE PRIDE”

  10. MichaelDecember 11, 2011 at 10:18 pmReply

    This is an excellent idea. I strongly agree with what you are doing as far as having current students and alum beat the drum for their beloved alma maters. We need projects like this to be seen by kids who are too scared to leave home or don’t know anything about the HBCU World. It’s a BEAUTIFUL Place

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