HBCU Alumni File Lawsuit Over Underfunding of Georgia’s Three Public HBCUs

HBCU Alumni File Lawsuit Over Underfunding of Georgia’s Three Public HBCUs

Three HBCU alumni filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Georgia Board of Regents for allegedly failing to equally fund the state’s public historically Black universities.

The lawsuit cites “unequal treatment” at Albany State University, Fort Valley State University, and Savannah State University, according to The Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

According to Blavity, the lawsuit alleges that the Georgia Board of Regents took resources away from HBCUs and directed them toward predominately white institutions. It also says that Georgia’s three public HBCUs rely on state funding more than other institutions and that there are currently no alumni serving on the board.

“There should not be two systems of education in Georgia,” said Carlos Moore, one of the attorneys on the case.

According to State Representative Sandra Scott, Fort Valley State would have received an “additional $603 million over the last 30 years if funded at the same level as the University of Georgia.”

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