2-3-12: Maryland’s Modern Day Segregation Suit
Audio of our Full interview that aired[audio http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wypr/local-wypr-1002705.mp3]
Audio of our interview with Craig Thompson, counsel for MHEC[audio http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wypr/local-wypr-1002702.mp3]
A federal judge in Baltimore is hearing testimony about whether Maryland has done enough, in funding and supporting the state’s four historically black colleges, to overcome generations of deliberate discrimination.
The suit against the state was filed more than five years ago by the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education, a group of students and alumni from historically black schools, Morgan State and three campuses of the University System of Maryland, Bowie State, Coppin State and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, UMES.
Sheliah speaks with Todd Beamon, a writer who is following the lawsuit for the Afro newspaper, and Aderson François, Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law and the director of the Howard University School of Law Civil Rights Clinic, that filed the complaint in this suit.
Read the opening statements for the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education and the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
Our thanks to production assistant Ashlei Taylor Schulz for producing this segment.