In Wake of Shootings, HBCU Advocates Urge More Security Resources

By Minnie Stephenson, Capital News Service

After the back-to-back shootings in October at Morgan State University and Bowie State University, advocates for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) say that underfunding is leading to lack of proper safety and security resources on their campuses.

Rep. Alma Adams, D-North Carolina, and the founder of the Congressional HBCU Caucus, sent letters to President Joe Biden, Education Secretary Dr. Miguel Cardona and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, saying there needs to be a “concerted effort to provide funding to HBCUs for them to protect their student body and faculty from violence.”