A King Day Rally Against Merging Black Colleges

January 19, 2010

Students, alumni and supporters of Mississippi's three public historically black universities marked Martin Luther King Day by marching in Jackson to protest Gov. Haley Barbour's plan to merge two of the institutions, Alcorn State and Mississippi Valley State Universities, into Jackson State University, WJTV reported. While the governor says the plan will save money, advocates for the college argue that it will limit opportunities for black students.

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