Maryland HBCU

Town Hall Meetings

The Maryland HBCU Town Hall series agenda will include an overview of documented, historic racism and discrimination in Maryland's institutions of higher education, panel discussions on the 14-year long lawsuit, and perspectives on the value and significance of Maryland's HBCUs from students, alumni, faculty, advocates, legislators, and the media.

A Virtual Town Hall

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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To discuss the historic legislation that passed recently with near unanimous support in both the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates, the immediate next steps, and the work ahead for advocates, activists, and supporters of Maryland HBCUs in support of a successful settlement of the 14 year long lawsuit.

A Virtual Law Symposium

Thursday, February 4, 2021

6:00 - 7:30 pm

To examine Maryland’s history of de jure practices in higher education while explaining the impact this system has on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Maryland


State Senator Charles Sydnor

Delegate Darryl Barnes

John Pierre, Chancellor, Southern University Law Center

Prof. M. Sammye Miller, Bowie State University

Pace McConkie, Director of the Center for Civil Rights in Higher Education, Morgan State University

Kurt Schmoke, President of the University of Baltimore

The Maryland HBCU Town Hall series is part of 100 Days of Action! and Beyond which kicked off on November 13th at the Maryland HBCU Call To Action Rally in Annapolis, MD. The purpose of the Town Hall series is to educate, inform, and inspire citizens to work with Maryland HBCU Advocates and the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus to ensure the successful settlement of the 14-year long federal lawsuit involving The Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education.