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HBCU Advocates Wage Campaign to End Maryland Lawsuit

Michael Jones represents four historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in Maryland pro bono in a lawsuit alleging that the state maintained a vestige of the era of racial segregation by duplicating the HBCUs’ academic programs at traditionally white institutions (TWIs) and thereby diverting students away from the state’s HBCUs.

According to the article, "The effort arrives at a critical time for the roughly 100 colleges and universities nationwide designated as historically black institutions. Many are contending with slowing enrollment, paltry state investment and dwindling federal support. While these economic head winds are broadly affecting higher education, they are endangering historically black schools...that already have limited resources because of the legacy of discrimination."

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This article appeared in its entirety in the November 13, 2019 edition of The Washington Post.