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
Saturday, April 4, 2020
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.
Details will be announced in the next few days
Radio Talk Show Host
Sharon Y. Blake
Maryland HBCU Advocates,
former President, Baltimore Teachers Union and
2018 Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
Chief Judge Robert M. Bell (retired)
Morgan State University Alum, first African-American Chief Judge-Maryland Court of Appeals
Dr. Earl S. Richardson
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Alum, 9th President of Morgan State University
Pace J. McConkie, Esq.
Founder and Director of the Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Higher Education at Morgan State University
Judge T. Michael Peay
Coppin State University Alum, Administrative Tribunal-Organization of American States
Senator Charles E. Sydnor III
State of Maryland-District 44B
Dr. Alvin Thornton
Associate Provost, Howard University | Chairman, Prince George's County School Board
Brandon F. Cooper
1st Vice Chair, Maryland Republican Party
Councilman Adrian Boafo
Mayor Pro Tem, City of Bowie - District 3
Bowie State University Alum, Prince George's County Board of Elections
Rev. Charles W. McNeill, Jr.
Faith Community Liaison, Prince George's County | Senior Pastor, Unity Baptist Church
Eze. Chinedu Nwokeafor
Morgan State University Alum and Graduate Student, Earl G. Graves School of Business
Coppin State University Alum, Teacher, Prince George's County Public Schools
Bowie State University Student-Junior and ROTC Cadet
Branndon D. Jackson
Economist and Senior Business Analyst, Exelon
The Maryland HBCU Town Hall series is part of 100 Days of Action! 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.