Four Decades After Brown, Southern Higher Education Remains Separate,. Unequal: Closing, Merging HBCUs No Remedy for Desegregation
by B. Denise Hawkins
WASHINGTON, DC -- In 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. whet America's appetite with his vision of a non-racial society -- one where "little Black boys and Black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers" and where "even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice."
But Dr. King's dream may have to be deferred another 40 years, …