UMES students rally in Maryland’s capital
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – On Wednesday, over thirty students from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore rallied in Annapolis for a resolution to a federal lawsuit.
The rally brought together students from Maryland’s four historically black colleges and universities.
The federal lawsuit claims that the state has underfunded these institutions while developing programs at traditionally white schools.
If the lawsuit is not settled by January of 2020 lawmakers are considering legislation to resolve it themselves.
Students tell 47ABC that there is a huge lack of resources and that they are hoping to see change sooner rather than later.
“Our main thing is just to show our awareness for HBCUs especially here on the Eastern Shore because we do get lack of I would say face time or public time, and just to show that HBCUs do matter,” said SGA President Kennera Goodman.
UMES students say everyone deserves the same funding and that they’re hoping to raise awareness.