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Actor Samuel L. Jackson:   Allegedly Expelled from Morehouse College in 1969

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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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Morehouse College: Celebrating 150th Anniversary

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Morehouse College is a private historically black college (HBCU) for men. Morehouse opened its doors in 1867 to educated black males who were formerly enslaved to become ministers and teachers. It opened approximately 2 years after the close of the Civil War. Its original name was Augustus Institute and it was located in Augustus Georgia. The Augustus Institute relocated to Atlanta in 1879 and became the Atlanta Baptist Seminary. Classes were first held in the basement of Friendship Baptist Church. The school moved to its current location in the 1880’s after John D. Rockefeller donated land to the college.

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Samuel L. Jackson: More Than Just An Actor!

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Did you know that actor Samuel L. Jackson was active in the civil rights movement?

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Click here to learn more about his involvement with the civil rights movement

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