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

Date/Time TBA

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 coming days


Anthony McCarthy

Radio Talk Show Host


Sharon Y. Blake

Maryland HBCU Advocates,

former President, Baltimore Teachers Union and

2018 Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Maryland 

Panelists Include:


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

Monica Roebuck

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

Kayla Moore

Coppin State University Alum, Teacher, Prince George's County Public Schools

Fedelis Tucker

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.