Black History:  Special Delivery

In 1969, actor Samuel L. Jackson was expelled from Morehouse College.  As a student, Jackson was critical of Morehouse’s conservative culture and environment; describing the college as a, “breeding politically correct negroes”.  Jackson joined the “Concerned Students” organization; which was sought to challenge the Morehouse board of trustees to revamp the college.  The group was seeking four things:  implementation of a Black studies program; increased community involvement with the housing projects near the campus; increase the number of people of color on the board of trustees so that they held majority voting rights; and for the six Black colleges in Atlanta to merge as into one institution, centered on Black Studies which would be known as Martin Luther King University. 

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