I normally wander onto campus, attend my event, perhaps have a meeting or two. There is rarely fanfare or crowds.
I stood out quite a bit when I visited Wellesley, I stuck out even more at Howard. No one cared, not even the checker when I purchased a Howard Alumni pennant. She smiled and took my money.
Every news watching American should attend homecoming at an HBCU. There were thousands of people there of all ages and I did not see one stabbing, shooting, gang sign, or even any public sex. This was nothing like the Black world normally seen on TV.
I was there looking for S.T.E.M. students. They have them there. They also had a block party that I was not looking for but still took advantage of.