Education: Fighting for Black Colleges

Beleaguered but valuable, they strive to keep their identity

The march setting out from the Atlanta University Center to the Georgia state capitol had a familiar look. In the lead was the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Surrounding him were 3,500 people carrying signs and singing civil rights songs. A demonstration for integration? Not at all. Crowds of black students kept shouting "Save our black colleges," and the chorus they chanted went: "We don't need no music/ All we want to do/ Is read and write/ And study hard/ And stay in an all-black school." When...

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